World Asset Management Inc Has $329,000 Stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

World Asset Management Inc lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 17,774 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 734 shares during the quarter. World Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $329,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 3.7% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,741,728 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $25,969,000 after purchasing an additional 61,613 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 7.8% during the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 90,155 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,344,000 after purchasing an additional 6,548 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.5% during the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 423,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,315,000 after purchasing an additional 6,406 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 11.0% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,848,549 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,562,000 after purchasing an additional 182,975 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 0.9% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 52,939,728 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $789,331,000 after purchasing an additional 454,630 shares during the period. 75.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms recently commented on MPW. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 29th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $18.00 to $23.00 in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group raised their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, February 11th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.79.

Shares of MPW opened at $17.64 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $7.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 5.22 and a current ratio of 9.37. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a twelve month low of $12.95 and a twelve month high of $18.92.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $180.45 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $182.00 million. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 131.84% and a return on equity of 7.98%. Medical Properties Trust’s revenue was down 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.36 EPS. Analysts predict that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 14th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 13th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 72.99%.

In related news, VP James Kevin Hanna sold 18,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.37, for a total transaction of $330,660.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 76,318 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,401,961.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 273,577 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.72, for a total transaction of $5,121,361.44. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,160,784 shares in the company, valued at approximately $40,449,876.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.83% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Medical Properties Trust

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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