Falcon Point Capital LLC increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 15.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,057,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 144,922 shares during the period. Medical Properties Trust makes up about 1.8% of Falcon Point Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Falcon Point Capital LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $13,605,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Sigma Planning Corp increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 6.0% in the first quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 33,999 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $438,000 after buying an additional 1,931 shares during the last quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 35.1% in the first quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 24,830 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $320,000 after buying an additional 6,450 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 35.0% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 160,060 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,062,000 after buying an additional 41,530 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 70.1% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 11,434 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 4,712 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 10.0% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 78,040 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,006,000 after buying an additional 7,090 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.48% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at 12.52 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $12.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.04. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.54 and a 52-week high of $15.74. The company has a market capitalization of $4.38 billion, a PE ratio of 15.31 and a beta of 0.89.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates 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 period in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.88 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.67%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.66%.

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Several research firms recently weighed in on MPW. BidaskClub upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target (up previously from $15.00) on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, June 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.20.

In other news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were 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 SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by 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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