Brown Advisory Inc. raised its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 64.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 112,291 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,819 shares during the quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $1,577,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 0.5% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 725,632 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,188,000 after purchasing an additional 3,453 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 2.1% in the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 183,173 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,381,000 after acquiring an additional 3,765 shares during the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 93.4% in the 1st quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 8,351 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 4,032 shares during the last quarter. GWM Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 21.0% in the 2nd quarter. GWM Advisors LLC now owns 23,758 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $331,000 after acquiring an additional 4,118 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 820,608 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,668,000 after acquiring an additional 4,417 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.03% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MPW opened at $14.89 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.46 billion, a PE ratio of 11.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.01 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 2.19. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $11.82 and a fifty-two week high of $15.09.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.06). Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 9.12% and a net margin of 44.46%. The business had revenue of $201.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $206.72 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 21.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.39 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 13th will be paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 12th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 74.07%.

In related news, insider R Steven Hamner sold 35,000 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.73, for a total value of $515,550.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,114,044 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,409,868.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director G Steven Dawson bought 5,662 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.41 per share, for a total transaction of $81,589.42. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 77,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,117,812.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 153,409 shares of company stock worth $2,281,467. 0.83% of the stock is owned by insiders.

MPW has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $11.50 to $13.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 31st. Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Medical Properties Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.07.

Medical Properties Trust Company 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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