Kennedy Capital Management Lowers stake in Medical Properties Trust (MPW)

Medical Properties Trust (MPW) : Kennedy Capital Management reduced its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 0.15% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 2,718,277 shares of Medical Properties Trust which is valued at $38.9 Million after selling 4,170 shares in Medical Properties Trust , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016.Medical Properties Trust makes up approximately 0.80% of Kennedy Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Allianz Asset Management Ag reduced its stake in MPW by selling 48,300 shares or 1.75% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,715,800 shares of MPW which is valued at $38.9 Million. Medical Properties Trust makes up approx 0.05% of Allianz Asset Management Ag’s portfolio.Nationwide Fund Advisors reduced its stake in MPW by selling 2,419 shares or 1.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 151,467 shares of MPW which is valued at $2.2 Million. Medical Properties Trust makes up approx 0.01% of Nationwide Fund Advisors’s portfolio.

Medical Properties Trust opened for trading at $14.48 and hit $14.51 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $14.47, with a gain of 0.21% or 0.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 19,82,923 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,442 M.

On the company’s financial health, Medical Properties Trust reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on May 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.35. The company had revenue of $135.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $131.79 million. The company’s revenue was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Medical Properties Trust. Medical Properties Trust was Initiated by SunTrust to “Buy” on May 24, 2016.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities. 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. It also makes mortgage loans to healthcare operators collateralized by their real estate assets. The Company’s portfolio consists of 202 properties which includes 179 facilities that the Company owns and 14 properties controlled in the form of mortgage loans. The properties are leased/mortgaged to 29 tenants located in 28 states and Germany United Kingdom Italy and Spain. Of the total portfolio 9 facilities are under development. Its facilities consist of 64 general acute care hospitals 69 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals 23 long-term acute care hospitals 43 free standing emergency rooms and 3 medical office buildings.

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