1 time Within The Past Five Days, Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) Hit A New High


Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.07 to close at $12.91, a downside of -0.54 percent. An average of 13,878,820 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.78 in the past week, and it reached a new high 17 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 10,677,290 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 8,192,906.

MPW stock has decreased by -14.16% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $12.67 on 09/22/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/14/22, shares of the company touched a low of $12.98 and a high of $24.13 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 4 times so far this year and lost -45.37% or -$10.72 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -46.50% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

169 days have passed since Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) last reported insider trading activity. HAMNER R STEVEN, who is Executive Vice President & CFO, most recently acquired $285,000 shares at $21.04 per share on Apr 07. In this transaction, the insider spent $5,996,400. Chairman, President & CEO, Aldag Edward K JR, disposed of 615,000 shares at a price of $21.33 on Mar 30. The insider now owns more than $13,117,950 worth of shares. Prior to that, Director Stewart Michael G went on to Sale 6,000 shares at $20.26 each on Mar 10. An amount of $121,560 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.45. The stock’s beta is 0.83. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.76, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.87, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 2.55.

The company has a payout ratio of 56.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.29 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Friday February 18 2022.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.14 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.14 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $671.29 million compared to revenue of $1.54 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s return on assets was 6.00%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Medical Properties Trust Inc. had $10.14 billion in total debt. The analyst consensus anticipated Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.3 per share, but it turned out to be $0.32, a 6.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $259.42 million. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $10.14 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $599.0 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 21.05%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 27.68%.

As of today, MPW’s price is $13.27 -5.70% or -$0.78 from its 5-day moving average. MPW is currently trading -15.12% lower than its 20-day SMA and -29.80% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -17.67% below the SMA50 and -41.02% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 8.27% and 12.10%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.45. With the 14-day stochastic at 9.64% and the average true range at 0.44, the RSI (14) stands at 25.55%. The stock has reached -0.67 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.97.

Analyst Ratings

Credit Suisse downgraded Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. The consensus rating for Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell MPW, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 7 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is MPW’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $15.00 and $23.00, with a median target of $18.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) stock is $18.20.


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