Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Shares Bought by Dupont Capital Management Corp

Dupont Capital Management Corp raised its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 34.8% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 274,113 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 70,800 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $3,777,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of MPW. Ffcm LLC bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the third quarter worth approximately $116,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $136,000. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the third quarter valued at approximately $137,000. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Finally, Cetera Investment Advisers bought a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $141,000. Institutional investors own 81.31% of the company’s stock.

MPW has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Deutsche Bank cut Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from $14.00 to $13.50 in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.30.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at $12.61 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.90 and a 1 year high of $14.22. The company has a market cap of $4,590.00, a P/E ratio of 16.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a current ratio of 2.55.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th were given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.61%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 126.32%.

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About Medical Properties Trust

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

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