MPW: Medical Properties Trust

I discussed about this name in REIT boards, I am sure all those posts are lost. In any case, I used to own for a brief period and after reviewing the steward relationship, I concluded the REIT is run for the benefit of Steward and not for REIT holders. That story played its course and Steward filed for bankruptcy and MPW stock moved from $20 to $5 ish today.

REIT’s typically take lot of debt, and pays most of its FFO as dividends, so always be wary of high dividend, wary of suspect deals/ relationships (erstwhile CLNY investors should have this burned into their memory :slight_smile: ) and lastly be wary of high FFO multiple or low capex.

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