Schnieders Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 5.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 192,950 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 9,250 shares during the period. Schnieders Capital Management LLC owned about 0.05% of Medical Properties Trust worth $2,483,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at $147,000. RMR Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 5.7% in the second quarter. RMR Advisors LLC now owns 370,320 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,766,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares during the last quarter. Cubic Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 14.1% in the second quarter. Cubic Asset Management LLC now owns 224,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,887,000 after buying an additional 27,635 shares during the last quarter. Paragon Capital Management Ltd boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 58.2% in the second quarter. Paragon Capital Management Ltd now owns 20,225 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 7,443 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 3.1% in the second quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 25,605 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $330,000 after buying an additional 775 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.48% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) traded up 0.64% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $12.52. The stock had a trading volume of 2,431,415 shares. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.74. The firm has a market cap of $4.38 billion, a PE ratio of 15.31 and a beta of 0.89. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $12.85 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.04.
Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The firm had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. Medical Properties Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.66%.
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Several equities analysts have weighed in on MPW shares. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.20.
In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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