Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 7.9% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 2,023,941 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 148,707 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $27,890,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of MPW. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 9.5% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 14,803,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $194,375,000 after buying an additional 1,278,480 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 28.7% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,562,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $73,037,000 after buying an additional 1,241,797 shares during the period. Advisors Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1,478.3% during the third quarter. Advisors Capital Management LLC now owns 872,735 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,459,000 after buying an additional 817,440 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 71.6% during the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,084,271 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,236,000 after buying an additional 452,366 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 157.1% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 641,841 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,338,000 after buying an additional 392,227 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.55% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) opened at $12.43 on Wednesday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a twelve month low of $11.82 and a twelve month high of $14.22. The company has a current ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28. The company has a market capitalization of $4,530.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.98, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.79.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.85% and a net margin of 41.12%. The firm had revenue of $205.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.44 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on MPW. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Deutsche Bank lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $14.00 to $13.50 in a report 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 objective for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.30.

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

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