Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (SAN) provides various retail and commercial banking products and services for individual and corporate clients. The company offers demand and time deposits, and current accounts; mortgages and auto finance, personal loans, and loans to buy durable goods; and debit and credit cards.
It also provides cash administration, trade finance, financing and custody, and bond and securitization origination services; originates and distributes corporate loans and structured financings; and offers corporate finance services for mergers and acquisitions, equities markets, and investment solutions through derivatives, in addition to asset and capital structuring. In addition, the company is involved in the corporate banking, treasury, and investment banking activities; sale and distribution of fixed income and equity derivatives, interest rates, and inflation; trading and hedging of exchange rates and short-term money markets for wholesale and retail customers; and brokerage of equities, and derivatives for investment and hedging solutions.
Further, it offers asset administration, private banking, and payment capture and processing services, in addition to mobile and online banking services. Banco Santander, S.A. operates through 13,030 branches worldwide. The company was formerly known as Banco Santander Central Hispano S.A. and changed its name to Banco Santander, S.A. in June 2007. Banco Santander, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) 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 company also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators, in addition to working capital and other term loans to its tenants/borrowers. As of February 24, 2011, its portfolio consisted of 58 properties, counting 22 general acute care hospitals, 17 long-term acute care hospitals, 9 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 2 medical office buildings, and 6 wellness centers, in addition to 2 non-owned general acute care facilities. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Tax Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax purposes, offered that it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.