Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV Purchases Shares of 10,000 Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 10,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $138,000.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of MPW. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of 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. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 9.5% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 14,803,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $194,375,000 after buying an additional 1,278,480 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 28.7% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,562,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $73,037,000 after buying an additional 1,241,797 shares during the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter worth approximately $15,711,000. Finally, Advisors Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1,478.3% during the third quarter. Advisors Capital Management LLC now owns 872,735 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,459,000 after buying an additional 817,440 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 81.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Deutsche Bank lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $14.00 to $13.50 in a report on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird lowered Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $13.00 in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Medical Properties Trust from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.30.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) traded down $0.05 on Thursday, hitting $12.87. The stock had a trading volume of 1,059,746 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,495,900. The company has a market capitalization of $4,700.00, a PE ratio of 16.94, a PEG ratio of 1.64 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $176.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $172.57 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.36% and a net margin of 39.95%. Medical Properties Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 39.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 126.32%.

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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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