Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Shares Bought by Mutual of America Capital Management LLC

Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 43.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 594,172 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 179,434 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC owned about 0.17% of Medical Properties Trust worth $7,801,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of MPW. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 32.8% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 609,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,855,000 after acquiring an additional 150,588 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 17.2% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 68,203 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $883,000 after acquiring an additional 10,026 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc. grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 39.6% in the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 67,074 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $864,000 after acquiring an additional 19,032 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 3.5% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 2,081,133 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $26,826,000 after acquiring an additional 70,817 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 2.7% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 25,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $325,000 after acquiring an additional 665 shares during the period. 83.69% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) remained flat at $13.33 during mid-day trading on Friday. 1,058,016 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $4.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.30 and a beta of 0.88. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.04. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $13.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.11.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.32 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.89 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.20%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 115.66%.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on MPW shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, July 24th. ValuEngine raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.10.

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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