Shufro Rose & Co. LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 40.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 149,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 43,200 shares during the quarter. Shufro Rose & Co. LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $1,967,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Ffcm LLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $116,000. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 10,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 1,093 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth $132,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth $136,000. Finally, Cetera Investment Advisers acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth $141,000. 81.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) traded up $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.80. The stock had a trading volume of 1,866,002 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,141,872. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a current ratio of 2.55. The firm has a market cap of $5,030.00, a P/E ratio of 10.70, a P/E/G ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.95. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $11.78 and a one year high of $14.22.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 39.95%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.30 EPS. analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 126.32%.

Several research firms have issued reports on MPW. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Sunday, September 17th. ValuEngine downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.18.

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About Medical Properties Trust

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions. The Company’s segment is its investments in healthcare real estate, including mortgage and other loans, as well as any equity investments in its tenants.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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