Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 19.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 36,962 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,046 shares during the quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $485,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 766.7% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 4,320,798 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,608,000 after acquiring an additional 3,822,244 shares in the last quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth approximately $5,349,000. Systematic Financial Management LP acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth approximately $29,018,000. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 10.5% during the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 344,113 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,429,000 after purchasing an additional 32,581 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Texas Yale Capital Corp. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1.9% during the second quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 66,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $852,000 after purchasing an additional 1,250 shares in the last quarter. 81.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

MPW has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Medical Properties Trust has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.18.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $13.82. 3,184,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,139,008. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.84 and a 1 year high of $14.22. The company has a current ratio of 2.55, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. The stock has a market cap of $5,039.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.96.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 39.95% and a return on equity of 7.36%. The business’s revenue was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.95%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 126.32%.

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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.

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

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