Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 16.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,380 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $906,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MPW. IFP Advisors Inc increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 10,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $130,000 after purchasing an additional 1,093 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL bought a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $132,000. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 11,081 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,031 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado bought a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $147,000. Finally, Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $154,000. 83.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at 13.12 on Thursday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.54 and a 12-month high of $15.03. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.09. The company has a market capitalization of $4.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.04 and a beta of 0.88.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $166.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.08 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 7.54%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.32 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.32%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 115.66%.

A number of analysts have commented on MPW shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a report on Monday, July 24th. ValuEngine raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. 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 company. Medical Properties Trust has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.10.

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

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