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MultiPlan Corporation (MPLN) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) went down by -3.65% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $7.94. The company’s stock price has collected -4.75% of loss in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE :MPLN) Right Now?

MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 32.12 x from its present earnings ratio. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 4 who provided ratings for MultiPlan Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $6.50, which is $1.99 above the current price. MPLN currently public float of 595.50M and currently shorts hold a 5.21% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MPLN was 2.04M shares.

MPLN’s Market Performance

MPLN stocks went down by -4.75% for the week, with a monthly drop of -9.57% and a quarterly performance of 12.08%, while its annual performance rate touched -35.44%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.02% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.71% for MultiPlan Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.91% for MPLN stocks with a simple moving average of 9.95% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MPLN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MPLN stocks, with Goldman repeating the rating for MPLN by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for MPLN in the upcoming period, according to Goldman is $6.50 based on the research report published on July 12th of the current year 2022.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MPLN reach a price target of $9. The rating they have provided for MPLN stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 04th, 2021.

B. Riley Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to MPLN, setting the target price at $10 in the report published on April 07th of the previous year.

MPLN Trading at -5.58% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MPLN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -36.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.71%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.02%, as shares sank -12.72% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.47% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MPLN fell by -4.75%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +7.97% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $5.18. In addition, MultiPlan Corporation saw 13.09% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MPLN starting from Head James M, who purchase 300,000 shares at the price of $4.34 back on Nov 29. After this action, Head James M now owns 300,000 shares of MultiPlan Corporation, valued at $1,302,000 using the latest closing price.

Colaluca Anthony Jr, the Director of MultiPlan Corporation, purchase 25,000 shares at $3.96 during a trade that took place back on Nov 05, which means that Colaluca Anthony Jr is holding 44,016 shares at $99,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MPLN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +36.26 for the present operating margin
  • +48.07 for the gross margin

The net margin for MultiPlan Corporation stands at +9.13. Equity return is now at value 4.30, with 1.20 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.25.

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