OppenheimerFunds Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 19.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 107,057 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 17,650 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $1,475,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 9.5% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 14,803,927 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $194,375,000 after acquiring an additional 1,278,480 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 46.9% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 8,788,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $121,100,000 after purchasing an additional 2,805,124 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 28.7% in the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,562,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $73,037,000 after purchasing an additional 1,241,797 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 3.9% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,997,762 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $65,619,000 after purchasing an additional 187,314 shares during the period. Finally, Virtus Fund Advisers LLC raised its position in Medical Properties Trust by 1.1% in the 4th quarter. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC now owns 4,618,450 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $64,753,000 after purchasing an additional 48,100 shares during the period. 80.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
In other Medical Properties Trust news, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 489,971 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total value of $6,070,740.69. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 2,192,629 shares in the company, valued at $27,166,673.31. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) opened at $13.20 on Wednesday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.82 and a 52-week high of $14.22. The stock has a market cap of $4,832.21, a PE ratio of 9.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 2.06 and a quick ratio of 2.06.
Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $205.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.52 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.31 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a $0.25 dividend. This is a boost from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.58%. Medical Properties Trust’s 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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