Two Sigma Investments LP increased its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 41.8% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 824,760 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 242,989 shares during the period. Two Sigma Investments LP owned approximately 0.23% of Medical Properties Trust worth $11,365,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in MPW. First Dallas Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $106,000. Ffcm LLC bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $116,000. Assetmark Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 485.0% during the 4th quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 9,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $133,000 after purchasing an additional 8,022 shares in the last quarter. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $137,000. Finally, Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $138,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.89% of the company’s stock.
Several research firms have recently weighed in on MPW. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Deutsche Bank cut Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $13.50 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Robert W. Baird cut Medical Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $15.00 to $13.00 in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, 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 report on Friday, December 15th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Medical Properties Trust currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.33.
In other Medical Properties Trust news, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 489,971 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $6,070,740.69. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 2,192,629 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,166,673.31. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Shares of Medical Properties Trust stock opened at $12.89 on Monday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.82 and a 1 year high of $14.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,700.92, a P/E ratio of 9.55, a P/E/G ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 2.06 and a quick ratio of 2.06.
Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.85% and a net margin of 41.12%. The business had revenue of $205.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.31 EPS. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.43 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This is a positive change from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.76%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 121.95%.
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.
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