Schnieders Capital Management buys $2.7 Million stake in Medical Properties Trust (MPW)

Medical Properties Trust (MPW) : Schnieders Capital Management scooped up 5,350 additional shares in Medical Properties Trust during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 191,788 shares of Medical Properties Trust which is valued at $2.7 Million.Medical Properties Trust makes up approximately 1.62% of Schnieders Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Citadel Advisors reduced its stake in MPW by selling 179,088 shares or 44.72% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 221,421 shares of MPW which is valued at $3.2 Million. Medical Properties Trust makes up approx 0.01% of Citadel Advisors’s portfolio.Oppenheimerfunds reduced its stake in MPW by selling 15,964 shares or 50.38% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 15,726 shares of MPW which is valued at $225,196.Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in MPW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 90,400 additional shares and now holds a total of 392,600 shares of Medical Properties Trust which is valued at $5.6 Million. Medical Properties Trust makes up approx 0.01% of Swiss National Bank’s portfolio.Ramsey Quantitative Systems boosted its stake in MPW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,894 additional shares and now holds a total of 55,810 shares of Medical Properties Trust which is valued at $800,315. Medical Properties Trust makes up approx 0.83% of Ramsey Quantitative Systems’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.

Investors should note that on May 19, 2016, Medical Properties Trust announced a cash dividend of $0.2300. The company’s management has announced Jun 14, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 16, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jul 14, 2016.

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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