Find Out How Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) Insiders Are Trading Their Stock?

As of Friday close, Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s (NYSE:MPW) stock was up $0.33, moving up 1.85 percent to $18.21. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,373,040 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.21 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,478,280, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,470,820.


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Since last month, MPW stock retreated -10.34%. Shares of the company fell to $17.38 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $24.13 was reached on 01/14/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $17.38. Since the beginning of this year, MPW’s stock price has dropped by -22.94% or -$5.42, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -24.53% since its 52-week high.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) last reported insider trading activity 37 days ago on Apr 07. HAMNER R STEVEN, the Executive Vice President & CFO of the company, disposed of 285,000 shares for $21.04 on Apr 07. It resulted in a $5,996,400 divestment by the insider. Aldag Edward K JR sold 615,000 shares at an average price of $21.33 on Mar 30. The insider now owns 3,497,206 shares following the transaction. On Mar 10, Director Stewart Michael G sold 6,000 shares at $20.26 apiece. The transaction was valued at $121,560.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) has a P/E ratio of about 9.70. The stock’s beta is 0.66. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 6.94, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.29.

The latest dividend of $0.29 per share was paid out, which is 3.57% more than last year’s $0.28. On Friday February 18 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.34, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.34. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 97.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 61.60%. Based on annual data, MPW earned $671.29 million in gross profit and brought in $1.54 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.70%.

In Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $10.12 billion against cash and short-term investments of $224.28 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MPW’s revenue rose 11.48% to $409.33 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $409.8 million. While analysts expected Medical Properties Trust Inc. to report $0.28 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.29 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $277.32 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $600.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s (MPW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.44%, the RSI 9-day stood at 45.30% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Medical Properties Trust Inc. price is down by -1.14% percent or -$0.21. At present, MPW shares trade -9.99% below its 20-day simple moving average and -18.05% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -11.73% below its SMA50 and -12.58% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 26.26% and Stochastic coefficient D was 14.73%, while ATR was 0.63. Given the Stochastic reading of 47.70% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 42.85%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.34, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.34.

Analyst Ratings

Medical Properties Trust Inc. downgraded its rating on Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW) to a Hold in a note to investors on April 22, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MPW is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $23.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $18.00 – $27.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) will achieve an average price target of $22.87.

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