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%.