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Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on MPW. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. now holds 65,065 shares valued at $837,000. The value of the position overall is up by 20,866.7%. RMR Advisors LLC owned 0.10% of Medical Properties Trust worth $4,766,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock.

Principal Financial Group Inc says it increased its position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares by 578,320 shares as of the end of the last quarter. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,489,324 shares. Lombardia Capital Partners Llc acquired 129,322 shares as Medical Properties (MPW)'s stock declined 0.60%. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 10,582 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $136,000 after buying an additional 616 shares in the last quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the first quarter valued at about $141,000. Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 70.1% in the first quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC controls 627,189 shares valued at $8,072,000.

According to Zacks, "Medical Properties Trust, Inc.is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities". The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to "Market Outperform" on Monday, July 17. (NYSE:MPW) traded down 0.32% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.62.

Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.70 on company shares.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 15.20 and the market cap of the company is 4.06B. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $12.96 and a 200-day moving average of $13.05.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $0.83 and is expected to be $0.87 for the current year with 321,057,000 shares now outstanding.

More news for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. The business had revenue of $166.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.08 million. The company's quarterly revenue was up 32.1% compared to the same quarter previous year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.87 EPS for the current year. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 13th of June 2017. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.58%. Moreover, Arizona State Retirement Sys has 0.03% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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12/16/2016 - Medical Properties Trust, Inc. was downgraded to "underweight" by analysts at JP Morgan.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Finally, BidaskClub raised Medical Properties Trust from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, July 24th.

On July 22, 2016 Deutsche Bank issued its first research report on the stock by announcing an initial rating of "Buy".

06/09/2017 - Medical Properties Trust, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. JMP Securities upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Medical Properties Trust from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $14.22.

In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th.

On 3/28/2017 Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman, sold 301,845 with an average share price of $12.74 per share and the total transaction amounting to $3,845,505.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. See Medical Properties Trust, Inc.



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