Why Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Will Be a Delight for Traders?

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) is now up 39.93% compared to a 12-month low of $11.82. We have seen the price to move -0.36% lower and get settled at $16.54 on 11/13/2018. At recent session, it appeared stuck in a range of $16.46 to $16.78. This company shares are -10.4% up from its target price of $14.82 and the current market capitalization stands at $5.99B. The recent change has given its price a 10.93% lead over SMA 50 and -2.13% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 16.15% gains, 12.59% gains and 25.11% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found MPW’s volatility during a week at 2.03% and during a month it has been found around 2.49%.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $4.84 billion or 81.2% in MPW stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vanguard Group Inc owns $871.25 million in Medical Properties Trust, Inc., which represents roughly 14.55% of the company’s market cap and approximately 17.99% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 41,840,443 shares of the stock are valued at $694.55 million. The third largest holder is Massachusetts Financial Services Co /Ma/, which currently holds $357.18 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 5.96% of its market capitalization.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of June reporting period, 190 institutional holders increased their position in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by some 12,636,766 shares, 145 decreased positions by 12,543,340 and 72 held positions by 266,627,587. That puts total institutional holdings at 291,807,693 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 45 new institutional investments totaling 1,216,758 shares while 30 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 1,848,877 shares.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Stewart Michael G has sold 12,400 shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) in trading session dated Oct. 12, 2018. These shares are worth $175,212 and were traded at $14.13 each. The SEC filing shows that Mclean Emmett E performed a sale of 100,000 shares. The Executive Vice President & COO disposed these shares by way of transaction on Aug. 22, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $14.93 per share worth to an income of some $1,493,000 on account of Mclean Emmett E.

VP, Controller & CAO, Hanna James Kevin, sold 15,000 common shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) in the open market. In a transaction dated Aug. 17, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $14.84, raking in a sum of $222,600. After this sale, 90,677 common shares of MPW are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $1,499,798.

In the transaction dated Aug. 07, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Director; Stewart Michael G disposed a total of 3,409 shares at an average price of $14.76, amounting to approximately $50,317. The insider now directly owns 243,439 shares worth $4,026,481.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 9 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 3 buy, 2 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.93 average brokerage recommendation.