New York State Teachers Retirement System Has $7.63 Million Holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

New York State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 0.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 412,074 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,976 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $7,627,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MPW. Laurel Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $32,000. First Interstate Bank bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 1st quarter worth approximately $32,000. Enterprise Financial Services Corp lifted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1,156.1% during the 1st quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 2,173 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $40,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter worth approximately $45,000. Finally, D Orazio & Associates Inc. bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 1st quarter worth approximately $46,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.76% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust stock opened at $18.42 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $13.14 and a 52 week high of $18.92. The company has a current ratio of 9.37, a quick ratio of 9.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. The company has a market cap of $7.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.45, a PEG ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 0.69.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $180.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $182.00 million. Medical Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.98% and a net margin of 131.84%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.36 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

In related news, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 273,577 shares of Medical Properties Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.72, for a total value of $5,121,361.44. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 2,160,784 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $40,449,876.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.18% of the company’s stock.

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Medical Properties Trust 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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