Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 4.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 684,899 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 31,348 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $8,815,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of MPW. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 5.3% in the first 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 period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 6,731.8% in the first 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 period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 1.2% in the first 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 period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 79.4% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 12,416,273 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $160,045,000 after buying an additional 5,493,706 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 7.1% in the first 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 period. 78.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) opened at 12.44 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $11.54 and a 12 month high of $15.74. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.85 and its 200-day moving average is $13.04. The company has a market cap of $3.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.93 and a beta of 0.89.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The firm had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.88 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.72%. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 115.66%.

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MPW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on shares of 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 analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.20.

In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total value of $1,135,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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