Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Stake Decreased by KBC Group NV

KBC Group NV trimmed its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 90.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 14,937 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 148,002 shares during the quarter. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $192,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 5.3% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 54,229,337 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $699,015,000 after buying an additional 2,705,148 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6,731.8% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 40,047,534 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $516,212,000 after buying an additional 39,461,340 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.2% during the 1st quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 18,150,112 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $233,956,000 after buying an additional 211,209 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 13,525,447 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $174,072,000 after buying an additional 1,109,174 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 7.1% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 12,202,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $157,286,000 after buying an additional 811,784 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.55% of the company’s stock.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total transaction of $1,135,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at 13.32 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $12.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.03. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $11.54 and a one year high of $15.34. The firm has a market cap of $4.66 billion, a PE ratio of 16.28 and a beta of 0.88.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.54% and a net margin of 42.25%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal 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 paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 115.66%.

MPW has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, May 15th. ValuEngine downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective (up from $15.00) on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.10.

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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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