Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Increases Stock Holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 4.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 169,554 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,579 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $2,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MPW. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 1.8% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,704,888 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $91,734,000 after acquiring an additional 102,274 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new stake in Medical Properties Trust in the fourth quarter valued at $1,853,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 161,612 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,599,000 after acquiring an additional 6,218 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 395.8% in the fourth quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 7,561 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 6,036 shares in the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $1,730,000. 80.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on MPW shares. Stifel Nicolaus set a $21.00 price target on Medical Properties Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Deutsche Bank raised Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 17th. SunTrust Banks upgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $19.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $18.94.

In other Medical Properties Trust news, Director Michael G. Stewart sold 6,830 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.47, for a total value of $126,150.10. Following the transaction, the director now owns 224,615 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,148,639.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director G Steven Dawson bought 7,476 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $18.07 per share, for a total transaction of $135,091.32. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 76,302 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,378,777.14. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.18% of the company’s stock.

MPW stock opened at $17.82 on Friday. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $17.90 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $18.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a quick ratio of 9.37, a current ratio of 8.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $13.98 and a 52 week high of $18.92.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.31. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 129.20% and a return on equity of 6.84%. The business had revenue of $192.55 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $186.11 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.36 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts anticipate that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.33 EPS for the current year.

Medical Properties Trust Company Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT's financing model helps facilitate acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations.

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

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