Cottage Street Advisors LLC Acquires 24,700 Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Cottage Street Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 30.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 106,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 24,700 shares during the period. Cottage Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $1,471,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the fourth quarter worth $138,000. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 28.7% in the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,562,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $73,037,000 after purchasing an additional 1,241,797 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 4.8% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,091,426 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $14,330,000 after purchasing an additional 49,999 shares in the last quarter. AXA boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 16.0% in the 3rd quarter. AXA now owns 711,730 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $9,345,000 after purchasing an additional 98,112 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 88.5% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 317,892 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,174,000 after purchasing an additional 149,256 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.20% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) traded down $0.06 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.76. The company had a trading volume of 2,015,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,415,600. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.55. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $11.90 and a fifty-two week high of $14.22. The company has a market capitalization of $4,690.00, a PE ratio of 16.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.96.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 39.95%. The business had revenue of $176.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $172.57 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.52%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 126.32%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on MPW. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $14.00 to $13.50 in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $15.00 to $13.00 in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.30.

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Medical Properties Trust 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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