Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Medical Properties Trust, Inc.?

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) went down by -0.22% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $24.29. The company’s stock price has collected 0.55% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/13/20 that Medical Properties Trust Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.27 Per Share

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Is It Worth Investing in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE :MPW) Right Now?

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 22.26 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MPW is at 0.51. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $21.31, which is $3.04 above the current price. MPW currently public float of 523.59M and currently shorts hold a 2.01% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MPW was 3.56M shares.

MPW’s Market Performance

MPW stocks went up by 0.55% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.48% and a quarterly performance of -9.53%, while its annual performance rate touched -2.60%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.28% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.35% for Medical Properties Trust, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.43% for MPW stocks with a simple moving average of -5.35% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MPW

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MPW stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for MPW by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for MPW in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $21 based on the research report published on September 2nd of the current year 2020.

Mizuho, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MPW reach a price target of $23, previously predicting the value of $20. The rating they have provided for MPW stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 24th, 2020.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “ Hold” to MPW, setting the target price at $19 in the report published on July 10th of the current year.

MPW Trading at -3.07% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MPW to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -24.57% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.35%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.28%, as shares sank -5.23% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.68% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MPW rose by +0.55%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -12.01% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.54. In addition, Medical Properties Trust, Inc. saw -13.22% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MPW starting from Hanna James Kevin, who sold 17,500 shares at the price of $20.02 back on Aug 04. After this action, Hanna James Kevin now owns 96,156 shares of Medical Properties Trust, Inc., valued at $350,350 using the latest closing price.

Aldag Edward K JR, the Chairman, President & CEO of Medical Properties Trust, Inc., sold 244,406 shares at $18.43 during a trade that took place back on Jul 08, which means that Aldag Edward K JR is holding 2,984,778 shares at $4,504,403 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MPW

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +39.52 for the present operating margin
  • +79.54 for the gross margin

The net margin for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. stands at +43.59. The total capital return value is set at 2.97, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.28. Equity return is now at value 6.00, with 2.80 for asset returns.

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Based on Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW), the company’s capital structure generated 101.05 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 50.26. Total debt to assets is 49.09, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 2.38. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 100.96.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 17.18, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 2.79 and the total asset turnover is 0.07.

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