17,565 Shares in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Bought by Waterloo Capital L.P.

Waterloo Capital L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPWFree Report) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 17,565 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $86,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cibc World Markets Corp purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the fourth quarter worth $988,000. Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 33.2% during the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 170,633 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $838,000 after purchasing an additional 42,500 shares in the last quarter. Lasalle Investment Management Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 6.5% during the fourth quarter. Lasalle Investment Management Securities LLC now owns 5,395,068 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $26,490,000 after purchasing an additional 329,224 shares in the last quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 21.3% during the fourth quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC now owns 81,409 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $400,000 after purchasing an additional 14,278 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CWA Asset Management Group LLC lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 437.2% during the fourth quarter. CWA Asset Management Group LLC now owns 67,799 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $333,000 after purchasing an additional 55,179 shares in the last quarter. 71.79% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

MPW has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BNP Paribas raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, March 1st. Truist Financial increased their price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust from $4.50 to $5.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 30th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $2.00 to $5.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. Colliers Securities downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $10.00 to $4.25 in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Tuesday, May 14th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.80.

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Medical Properties Trust Stock Down 6.2 %

Medical Properties Trust stock opened at $5.04 on Tuesday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $2.92 and a 12-month high of $10.74. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $4.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 3.10 and a current ratio of 3.10.

Medical Properties Trust Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 9th. Investors of record on Monday, June 10th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.92%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 10th. Medical Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently -27.03%.

Medical Properties Trust 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 hospital real estate with 441 facilities and approximately 44,000 licensed beds as of September 30, 2023.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

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