Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Cut to "Sell" at BidaskClub

(NYSE:MPW) posted its earnings results on Wednesday. The firm owned 25,605 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 775 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% in the first quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 67,600 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $831,000 after buying an additional 2,700 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 13.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 40,047,534 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $516,212,000 after buying an additional 39,461,340 shares during the period. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the fourth quarter valued at about $36,638,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 151,154 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,859,000 after buying an additional 14,520 shares during the period. On average, equities research analysts expect that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 26,293 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $339,000 after buying an additional 3,112 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.48% of the company's stock.

Another recent and important Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Barclays Plc bought 30,400 shares as the company's stock declined 11.61% while stock markets rallied.

On 11/10/2016 Medical Properties Trust announced a quarterly dividend of $0.23 7.67% with an ex dividend date of 12/6/2016 which will be payable on 1/12/2017. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $12.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.05. The company has a market capitalization of $4.05 billion, a PE ratio of 15.14 and a beta of 0.89.

The share price of the company (NYSE:MPW) was up +0.15% during the last trading session, with a high of 12.97 and the volume of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares traded was 1676844. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.33. The business had revenue of $156.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.91 million. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.35 earnings per share. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/07/30/medical-properties-trust-inc-nysempw-downgraded-to-sell-at-bidaskclub-updated-updated.html. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The dividend yield was $7.40. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th.

Analysts await Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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In related news, CFO R Steven Hamner sold 85,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The Tekla Capital Management Llc holds 1.01M shares with $12.40M value, up from 839,217 last quarter. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The stock now has Weekly Volatility of 1.43% and Monthly Volatility of 1.65%.

Capstone Asset Mngmt invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. The Company focuses on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities across the United States and selectively in foreign jurisdictions. The Company makes mortgage loans to healthcare operators collateralized by their real estate assets.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company.

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