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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 12, 2013

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. ( MPW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MPW stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that MPW has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of MPW was $15.01, representing a -0.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.16 and a 73.43% increase over the 52 week low of $8.66.

MPW is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). MPW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.67. Zacks Investment Research reports MPW's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 21.43%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MPW Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to MPW through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have MPW as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY )
  • IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF ( ROOF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ROOF with an increase of 18.25% over the last 100 days. KBWY has the highest percent weighting of MPW at 3.57%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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