Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund Makes New $5.31 Million Investment in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPWGet Rating) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 251,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $5,306,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of MPW. Mystic Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $27,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 1st quarter worth about $29,000. Financial Management Professionals Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1,635.1% during the 1st quarter. Financial Management Professionals Inc. now owns 1,631 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $34,000 after acquiring an additional 1,537 shares during the period. Sageworth Trust Co of South Dakota purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $36,000. Finally, Prospera Financial Services Inc purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust during the 1st quarter worth about $50,000. 80.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Medical Properties Trust Stock Down 1.4 %

Shares of NYSE:MPW opened at $14.32 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.87, a current ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $14.10 and a 52-week high of $24.13. The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.92 and a two-hundred day moving average of $17.97. The company has a market capitalization of $8.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.75.

Medical Properties Trust Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 14th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 58.00%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on MPW shares. StockNews.com lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Barclays cut their price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $27.00 to $23.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Mizuho cut their price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $26.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Medical Properties Trust from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $24.00 to $18.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut their price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $20.00 to $17.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Seven 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 company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.30.

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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