Insider Trading Alert - MPW, FIVE And TJX Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 84 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $10,031,220.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Medical Properties (MPW) - FREE Research Report

Aldag Edward K JR, who is Chairman, President and CEO at Medical Properties, sold 45,360 shares at $13.30 on Sept. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 2.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.98% with the 45,360-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.05, down $0.25, or 1.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Medical Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 109,760

The average volume for Medical Properties has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Medical Properties has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Medical Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Medical Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Medical Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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