1 North Wealth Services LLC Invests $2.86 Million in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Stock

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1 North Wealth Services LLC bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 177,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $2,859,000. Medical Properties Trust makes up approximately 2.4% of 1 North Wealth Services LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MPW. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $45,000. Nvwm LLC purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $49,000. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 3,759 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $60,000 after buying an additional 679 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 1,508.0% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 2,317,289 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 2,173,179 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 49.8% in the third quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors now owns 11,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 3,700 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.61% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust stock opened at $18.36 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 4.92 and a current ratio of 5.22. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $12.20 and a 12 month high of $18.56. The company has a market capitalization of $6.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.40, a P/E/G ratio of 6.42 and a beta of 0.72.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 8.83% and a net margin of 129.59%. The business had revenue of $180.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.37 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 11.9% 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.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 43,065 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.78, for a total value of $722,630.70. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,873,541 shares in the company, valued at approximately $31,438,017.98. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Emmett E. Mclean sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.40, for a total value of $870,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 913,965 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,902,991. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 116,865 shares of company stock worth $2,024,153. Insiders own 0.83% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $14.00 target price on Medical Properties Trust and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $18.00 to $23.00 in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group upped their target price on Medical Properties Trust to $17.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.75.

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Medical Properties Trust Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT's financing model helps facilitate acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations.

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