Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 2,561.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 364,236 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 350,551 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned approximately 0.10% of Medical Properties Trust worth $4,783,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in MPW. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 142.8% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 11,859,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,628,000 after buying an additional 6,973,902 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 766.7% during the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 4,320,798 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $55,608,000 after buying an additional 3,822,244 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 6.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 57,790,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $743,768,000 after buying an additional 3,561,518 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the second quarter valued at about $29,018,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 9.5% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 14,803,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $194,375,000 after purchasing an additional 1,278,480 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.20% of the company’s stock.

MPW has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 target price for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.55.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at $13.55 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $5,047.20, a PE ratio of 10.74, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 2.55, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.90 and a 1 year high of $14.22.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $176.60 million during 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 firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.33 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.08%. 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.

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