Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Shares Sold by Credit Suisse AG

Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 79.4% in the first quarter.

News articles about Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Naples Global Advisors LLC's holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $330,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 6.2% in the first quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its position in Medical Properties Trust by 13.4% in the first quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 133,588 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,643,000 after buying an additional 1,238 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 25,175 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $325,000 after buying an additional 665 shares during the period.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. was upgraded to " by analysts at JMP Securities. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,653,360 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $21,311,000 after buying an additional 332,602 shares during the period.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE MPW) traded down 0.586% on Monday, hitting $12.725. 261,535 shares of the stock were exchanged.

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 company's 50-day moving average is $12.99 and its 200-day moving average is $13.04. The company has a market capitalization of $4.05 billion, a PE ratio of 15.14 and a beta of 0.89. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $156.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.91 million. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter past year. The company's 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 54.37 and 43.75. Medical Properties Trust updated its FY17 guidance to $1.29-1.31 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $1.42-1.46 EPS. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.42%. Medical Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio is now 115.66%.

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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 shares were sold at an average price of $13.36, for a total transaction of $1,135,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

On 11/12/2015 Medical Properties Trust announced a quarterly dividend of $0.22 8.19% with an ex dividend date of 12/8/2015 which will be payable on 1/14/2016. The Firm 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.

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