Teachers Advisors LLC Boosts Holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Teachers Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 423,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,406 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $6,315,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 7.7% in the third quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 42,871 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $639,000 after acquiring an additional 3,048 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. grew its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 27.1% in the third quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 16,412 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $244,000 after acquiring an additional 3,496 shares in the last quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors grew its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 49.8% in the third quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors now owns 11,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $166,000 after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares in the last quarter. Bridgeworth LLC grew its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 12.3% in the third quarter. Bridgeworth LLC now owns 36,831 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $541,000 after acquiring an additional 4,042 shares in the last quarter. Finally, OppenheimerFunds Inc. grew its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 3.5% in the second quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 124,336 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,746,000 after acquiring an additional 4,163 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.37% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MPW stock opened at $16.53 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 4.92 and a quick ratio of 4.92. The firm has a market cap of $6.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.40, a PEG ratio of 5.77 and a beta of 0.56. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $11.82 and a 12 month high of $17.52.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $197.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $192.64 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 124.88% and a return on equity of 9.06%. The company’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.33 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 13th were paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.05%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.07%.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, insider Emmett E. Mclean sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.40, for a total value of $870,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 913,965 shares in the company, valued at $15,902,991. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 43,065 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.78, for a total transaction of $722,630.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,873,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,438,017.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 98,865 shares of company stock valued at $1,693,493 in the last 90 days. 0.83% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts have commented on MPW shares. JMP Securities set a $16.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $14.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Medical Properties Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.08.

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Medical Properties Trust Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT's financing model helps facilitate acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations.

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