The Stock Of The Week: Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)


As of Wednesday close, Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s (NYSE:MPW) stock was up $0.04, moving up 0.31 percent to $12.77. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 9,101,520 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.47 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 13,219,840, while in the previous 50 days, it was 16,290,432.

Since last month, MPW stock rose 17.91%. Shares of the company fell to $10.23 on 10/24/22, 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 $9.90. Since the beginning of this year, MPW’s stock price has dropped by -45.96% or -$10.86, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -47.08% since its 52-week high.

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MPW stock investors should be aware that Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 232 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 6.13. The stock’s beta is 0.85. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.84, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.87, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 1.80 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.29 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.29. 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 1.07, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.07. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 97.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 65.80%. 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 14.20%.

In Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $9.48 billion against cash and short-term investments of $305.5 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MPW’s revenue fell -10.91% to $400.23 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $352.34 million. While analysts expected Medical Properties Trust Inc. to report $0.3 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.37 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 23.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $225.35 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $598.0 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s (MPW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 25.25%, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.39% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Medical Properties Trust Inc. price is up by +3.82% percent or $0.47. At present, MPW shares trade +17.70% above its 20-day simple moving average and -18.61% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -7.40% below its SMA50 and -40.96% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 89.78% and Stochastic coefficient D was 83.48%, while ATR was 0.42. Given the Stochastic reading of 93.30% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.75%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.16, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.53.

Analyst Ratings

BofA Securities upgraded its rating on Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW) to a Buy in a note to investors on November 14, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral 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 6 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 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $17.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $10.00 – $20.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) will achieve an average price target of $16.58.


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