Strs Ohio Lowers Stake in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)

Wednesday, 15 Nov, 2017

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Wells Fargo & Company/mn owns 17,284 shares worth $338,000.

As of quarter end Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. had sold 2,138 shares trimming its position 1.0%. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.2% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,653,360 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $21,311,000 after purchasing an additional 332,602 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 18.6% during the second quarter. The First Trust Advisors Lp holds 631,905 shares with $8.13 million value, up from 596,070 last quarter.

As of quarter end Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. had sold 7,101 shares trimming its holdings by 6.7%. Barclays PLC started coverage on Medical Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, November 22nd. Finally, Lido Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 214.8% in the third quarter. The value in dollars decreased from $1,367,000 to $1,302,000 a change of 4.8% quarter over quarter. Institutional investors own 74.65% of the company's stock. (NYSE:MPW) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,470,097 shares. (NYSE:MPW). Pnc Financial Service Grp has invested 0% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Corporate insiders own 1.44% of the company's stock. The company's P/E ratio is 36.68 and the market value is 4.61B.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported the earnings of $0.21/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.23/share. The business had revenue of $126.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $124.33 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -8.7%.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. Medical Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio is now 126.32%.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Medical Properties Trust Inc. might touch $15 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $13.67 and $11.5 respectively. The value of the total investment in Medical Properties Trust went from $913,000 to $907,000 a change of $6,000 for the reporting period. BidaskClub lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Medical Properties Trust Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 0.22%, where Monthly Performance is 4.68%, Quarterly performance is 8.08%, 6 Months performance is 3.17% and yearly performance percentage is 13.75%. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shell Asset has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. It conducts all of its business through MPT Operating Partnership, L.P. It acquires and develops healthcare facilities and leases the facilities to healthcare operating companies under long-term net leases.