Foundry Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 59.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 766,536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 286,324 shares during the period. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $9,865,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of MPW. Sigma Planning Corp boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.0% in the first quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 33,999 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $438,000 after buying an additional 1,931 shares during the period. Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 35.1% in the first quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 24,830 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $320,000 after buying an additional 6,450 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 35.0% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 160,060 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,062,000 after buying an additional 41,530 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 70.1% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 11,434 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 4,712 shares during the period. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 10.0% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 78,040 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,006,000 after buying an additional 7,090 shares during the period. 78.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) opened at 12.52 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.31 and a beta of 0.89. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $11.54 and a 1-year high of $15.74. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $12.83 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 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The company had revenue of $166.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.08 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.88 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.67%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 115.66%.

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Several brokerages recently commented on MPW. ValuEngine raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, JMP Securities raised Medical Properties Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, July 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 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 stock. Medical Properties Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.20.

In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total transaction of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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