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The Battle Of 2 High-Yielding Healthcare REITs: Medical Properties Trust And Omega Healthcare Investors

Published Sun, 28 Jun 2020 12:51:43 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaREITsThe Battle Of 2 High-Yielding Healthcare REITs: Medical Properties Trust And Omega Healthcare InvestorsJun. 28, 2020 12:51 PM ET|| About: Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW), OHIby: Brad ThomasBrad Thomas iREIT on AlphaThe #1 REIT service for investors who strive to SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT SummaryWe're happy to provide your competitive fix here at iREIT as we continue with our head-to-head comparison series.
This week we'll be looking at Medical Properties Trust and Omega Healthcare Investors.
Both REITs are healthcare REITs: one focuses on hospitals and the other focuses on skilled nursing assets.
This article was coproduced with Nicholas Ward.
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But, we're still not quite there yet and with that in mind, we're happy to provide your competitive fix here at iREIT as we continue with our head-to-head comparison series.
In this comparison piece, we'll be looking at Medical Properties Trust (MPW) and Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), which, when you boil it down to the basics, is essentially the battle of the hospitals versus the skilled nursing/senior housing facilities.

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Medical Properties Trust
We'll begin by looking at MPW, which is is the owner of 389 properties, all of which are hospitals. MPW claims to be... Read more