Owners of Medical Properties (NYSE: MPW) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $15.23 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%. The average volume for Medical Properties has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Medical Properties has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.63. TheStreet Ratings rates Medical Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Medical Properties Ratings Report now.