Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Holdings Lifted by Stephens Inc. AR

Stephens Inc. AR boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) by 10.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 49,289 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,514 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $585,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Private Trust Co. NA bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at about $26,000. Newbridge Financial Services Group Inc. bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at about $27,000. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at about $27,000. CNB Bank bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at about $29,000. Finally, Ronald Blue Trust Inc. bought a new position in Medical Properties Trust during the second quarter valued at about $39,000. Institutional investors own 80.31% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Mizuho decreased their target price on Medical Properties Trust from $20.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Friday, December 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on Medical Properties Trust from $11.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Bank of America raised Medical Properties Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $13.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Monday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. KeyCorp dropped their price target on Medical Properties Trust from $18.00 to $16.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price target on Medical Properties Trust from $20.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.73.

Medical Properties Trust Trading Up 2.8 %

Shares of NYSE MPW opened at $13.72 on Monday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $9.90 and a one year high of $23.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.20 billion, a PE ratio of 6.60, a PEG ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a current ratio of 1.98, a quick ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $12.22 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $13.26.

Medical Properties Trust Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 8th were issued a dividend of $0.29 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 7th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.45%. Medical Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 55.77%.

Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

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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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