ClariVest Asset Management LLC Purchases Shares of 560,632 Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 560,632 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $9,016,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MPW. Nvwm LLC purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $49,000. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 49.8% during the 3rd quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors now owns 11,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $166,000 after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares in the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $185,000. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC grew its stake in Medical Properties Trust by 6.9% during the 4th quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 11,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $189,000 after acquiring an additional 760 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $204,000. 76.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, Director Michael G. Stewart sold 5,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.39, for a total value of $100,862.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 225,239 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,916,906.21. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 43,065 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.78, for a total transaction of $722,630.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,873,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,438,017.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 98,865 shares of company stock valued at $1,693,493. Corporate insiders own 0.83% of the company’s stock.

Medical Properties Trust stock opened at $18.49 on Tuesday. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $11.97 and a 1-year high of $18.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 5.22 and a quick ratio of 4.92. The company has a market capitalization of $6.84 billion, a PE ratio of 13.50, a PEG ratio of 6.42 and a beta of 0.72.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.31. Medical Properties Trust had a net margin of 129.59% and a return on equity of 8.83%. The business had revenue of $180.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will post 1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on MPW. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group upped their price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust to $17.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. SunTrust Banks cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Medical Properties Trust and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 19th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.42.

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About Medical Properties Trust

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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