Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Stake Decreased by Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America decreased its stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 331,523 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 5,697 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.10% of Medical Properties Trust worth $4,273,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Swiss National Bank raised its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 527,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,802,000 after buying an additional 30,800 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,565 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $241,000 after buying an additional 588 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 13.4% in the first quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 26,293 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $339,000 after buying an additional 3,112 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 133,631 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,644,000 after buying an additional 12,512 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp increased its position in Medical Properties Trust by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 11,390,461 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $140,103,000 after buying an additional 2,032,590 shares during the period. 79.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) traded down 0.30% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $13.22. 2,741,105 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $11.54 and a 1-year high of $15.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.87 and a beta of 0.92. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $13.14 and its 200 day moving average is $12.92.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33. The company had revenue of $156.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.91 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.79% and a return on equity of 7.94%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 114.29%.

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Several research analysts recently weighed in on MPW shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price target for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.22.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total transaction of $1,135,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 301,845 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.74, for a total transaction of $3,845,505.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

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.

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