Magnetar Financial LLC reduced its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 24.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,679 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,811 shares during the period. Magnetar Financial LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $153,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ffcm LLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $116,000. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 10,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 1,093 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $132,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $136,000. Finally, Cetera Investment Advisers acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $141,000. 81.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) opened at $13.99 on Monday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.90 and a 52-week high of $14.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,094.54, a P/E ratio of 10.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.55.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 39.95%. The company had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $172.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. Medical Properties Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.86%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 126.32%.

Several research firms recently commented on MPW. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. ValuEngine raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co raised Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Medical Properties Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.32.

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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.

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

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