Timber Hill LLC purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 16,415 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MPW. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 34,681 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $447,000 after purchasing an additional 360 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 29,830 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $384,000 after purchasing an additional 290 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 87.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 82,793 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,066,000 after purchasing an additional 38,671 shares during the period. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 27,554 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $355,000 after purchasing an additional 185 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 117,787 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,516,000 after purchasing an additional 5,563 shares during the period. 84.73% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) traded up $0.18 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $13.78. 2,895,879 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,198,476. The stock has a market cap of $4,950.00, a PE ratio of 10.55, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.95. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $11.57 and a one year high of $14.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 2.55 and a current ratio of 2.55.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 126.32%.

Several research analysts have commented on MPW shares. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.18.

Medical Properties Trust Company 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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