SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:MRT) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 21,522 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $253,000. SG Americas Securities LLC owned approximately 0.07% of MedEquities Realty Trust at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in MedEquities Realty Trust by 5.4% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,658,837 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $31,242,000 after purchasing an additional 136,499 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in MedEquities Realty Trust by 11.2% during the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,726,208 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $20,283,000 after purchasing an additional 174,261 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners raised its position in MedEquities Realty Trust by 5.1% during the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,496,199 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $17,581,000 after purchasing an additional 72,270 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in MedEquities Realty Trust by 5.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,160,107 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $14,640,000 after purchasing an additional 64,766 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its position in MedEquities Realty Trust by 23.7% during the second quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. now owns 700,597 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,841,000 after purchasing an additional 134,095 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.19% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (MRT) opened at $11.23 on Wednesday. MedEquities Realty Trust Inc has a one year low of $10.06 and a one year high of $13.06. The firm has a market cap of $363.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.41 and a beta of -0.75.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.48%. MedEquities Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 210.01%.

Several brokerages have commented on MRT. KeyCorp set a $13.00 price objective on shares of MedEquities Realty Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of MedEquities Realty Trust in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Capital One Financial initiated coverage on shares of MedEquities Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $13.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MedEquities Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of MedEquities Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

In other MedEquities Realty Trust news, CEO John W. Mcroberts acquired 18,000 shares of MedEquities Realty Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of $10.74 per share, with a total value of $193,320.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Randy L. Churchey acquired 5,300 shares of MedEquities Realty Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.87 per share, for a total transaction of $57,611.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 46,776 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $508,455.12. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders purchased 23,600 shares of company stock worth $254,129. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About MedEquities Realty Trust

MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. The Company invests primarily in real estate across the acute and post-acute spectrum of care. It focuses on investing in various types of healthcare properties, including acute care hospitals; skilled nursing facilities; short-stay surgical and specialty hospitals, which focus on orthopedic, heart and other dedicated surgeries and specialty procedures; dedicated specialty hospitals, such as inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals and facilities providing psychiatric care; physician clinics; diagnostic facilities; outpatient surgery centers, and facilities that support these services, such as medical office buildings.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT)

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