Shufro Rose & Co. LLC Sells 11,000 Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)

Shufro Rose & Co. LLC lowered its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) by 33.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 21,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 11,000 shares during the quarter. Shufro Rose & Co. LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $463,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd now owns 98,487 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,082,000 after purchasing an additional 3,651 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 27.2% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 295,471 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,982,000 after purchasing an additional 63,259 shares during the last quarter. Integrated Advisors Network LLC increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 4.5% during the 1st quarter. Integrated Advisors Network LLC now owns 31,353 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $663,000 after purchasing an additional 1,357 shares during the last quarter. Walleye Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% during the 4th quarter. Walleye Capital LLC now owns 32,366 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $765,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 2.0% during the 1st quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 156,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,156,000 after acquiring an additional 3,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.27% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research firms recently issued reports on MPW. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $19.00 to $15.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 30th. TheStreet cut Medical Properties Trust from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Credit Suisse Group cut Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $23.00 to $17.00 in a report on Thursday, July 14th. StockNews.com cut Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Medical Properties Trust from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $24.00 to $18.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.64.

Medical Properties Trust Trading Down 0.8 %

Shares of NYSE MPW opened at $15.88 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.87 and a quick ratio of 1.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.75. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.10 and a 1-year high of $24.13. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $16.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $18.79.

Medical Properties Trust Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 16th were given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.30%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 15th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.00%.

Medical Properties Trust Profile

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world's largest owners of hospitals with 431 facilities and roughly 43,000 licensed beds in nine countries and across four continents on a pro forma basis.

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