Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Stake Reduced by Advisor Group Holdings Inc.

Advisor Group Holdings Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) by 28.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 337,367 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 136,214 shares during the quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. owned about 0.06% of Medical Properties Trust worth $7,958,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of MPW. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 379.5% during the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 20,443,067 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $410,291,000 after acquiring an additional 16,179,381 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 17.3% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 15,172,459 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $304,512,000 after acquiring an additional 2,233,068 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 104.0% during the 3rd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 4,236,283 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $85,022,000 after acquiring an additional 2,159,213 shares during the period. Balyasny Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $30,782,000. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 245.7% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,017,618 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $40,473,000 after acquiring an additional 1,434,051 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.77% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE MPW opened at $20.33 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $19.39 and a 12 month high of $24.13. The company has a market cap of $12.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a quick ratio of 3.99, a current ratio of 3.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $20.49 and a 200-day simple moving average of $21.42.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.12). Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.47% and a return on equity of 7.83%. The company had revenue of $409.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $403.73 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 17th were given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.71%. This is a positive change from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 16th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 105.45%.

In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 285,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.04, for a total transaction of $5,996,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 1,961,214 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $41,263,942.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 615,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.33, for a total value of $13,117,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 906,000 shares of company stock worth $19,235,910 over the last three months. 1.04% of the stock is owned by insiders.

MPW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $27.00 to $25.00 in a research report on Monday, January 3rd. Bank of America lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, March 11th. Truist Financial cut their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $26.00 to $23.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, March 24th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on Medical Properties Trust in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $27.00 to $26.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Monday, February 14th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Medical Properties Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.00.

Medical Properties Trust Profile (Get Rating)

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world's largest owners of hospitals with 431 facilities and roughly 43,000 licensed beds in nine countries and across four continents on a pro forma basis.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Stake Reduced by Advisor Group Holdings Inc.

Advisor Group Holdings Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) by 28.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 337,367 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 136,214 shares during the quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. owned about 0.06% of Medical Properties Trust worth $7,958,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of MPW. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 379.5% during the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 20,443,067 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $410,291,000 after buying an additional 16,179,381 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 17.3% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 15,172,459 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $304,512,000 after acquiring an additional 2,233,068 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 104.0% during the 3rd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 4,236,283 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $85,022,000 after acquiring an additional 2,159,213 shares during the period. Balyasny Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $30,782,000. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 245.7% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,017,618 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $40,473,000 after acquiring an additional 1,434,051 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.77% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE MPW opened at $20.33 on Friday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $19.39 and a 12 month high of $24.13. The company has a market cap of $12.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a quick ratio of 3.99, a current ratio of 3.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $20.49 and a 200-day simple moving average of $21.42.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.12). Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.47% and a return on equity of 7.83%. The company had revenue of $409.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $403.73 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 17th were given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.71%. This is a positive change from Medical Properties Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 16th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 105.45%.

In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 285,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.04, for a total transaction of $5,996,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 1,961,214 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $41,263,942.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 615,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.33, for a total value of $13,117,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 906,000 shares of company stock worth $19,235,910 over the last three months. 1.04% of the stock is owned by insiders.

MPW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on Medical Properties Trust from $27.00 to $26.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 14th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on Medical Properties Trust in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Mizuho upped their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $23.00 to $26.00 in a report on Thursday, January 20th. Bank of America lowered Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, March 11th. Finally, Truist Financial cut their price objective on Medical Properties Trust from $26.00 to $23.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, March 24th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Medical Properties Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.00.

Medical Properties Trust Profile (Get Rating)

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world's largest owners of hospitals with 431 facilities and roughly 43,000 licensed beds in nine countries and across four continents on a pro forma basis.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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