Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America grew its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 10.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 399,374 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 37,132 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned 0.11% of Medical Properties Trust worth $5,503,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. First Dallas Securities Inc. bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the 4th quarter worth about $106,000. Ffcm LLC bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the 3rd quarter worth about $116,000. Assetmark Inc. boosted its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 485.0% in the 4th quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 9,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $133,000 after purchasing an additional 8,022 shares in the last quarter. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the 3rd quarter worth about $137,000. Finally, Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust in the 4th quarter worth about $138,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.91% of the company’s stock.
In other news, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 489,971 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $6,070,740.69. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 2,192,629 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,166,673.31. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at $13.06 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a current ratio of 2.06. The stock has a market cap of $4,762.92, a PE ratio of 9.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.82. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $11.82 and a one year high of $14.22.
Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 41.12% and a return on equity of 7.85%. The business had revenue of $205.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.31 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.66%. This is a positive change from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 117.07%.
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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