CIBC World Markets Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 20,521 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $264,000.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. IFP Advisors Inc increased its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 12.1% during the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 10,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 1,093 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL acquired a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth $132,000. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% during the second quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 11,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 1,031 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth $147,000. Finally, Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth $154,000. Institutional investors own 83.69% of the company’s stock.

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MPW has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.10.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) opened at 12.94 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $12.90 and a 200 day moving average of $13.02. The company has a market cap of $4.53 billion, a PE ratio of 15.82 and a beta of 0.88. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $11.54 and a 52 week high of $15.34.

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, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The firm’s revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.32 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.66%.

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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