MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) went up by 0.34% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $6.19. The company’s stock price has collected -2.64% 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 11.85 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.”
The average price from analysts is $6.13, which is $3.17 above the current price. MPLN currently public float of 595.55M and currently shorts hold a 4.74% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MPLN was 2.07M shares.
MPLN’s Market Performance
MPLN stocks went down by -2.64% for the week, with a monthly drop of -22.37% and a quarterly performance of -48.96%, while its annual performance rate touched -49.23%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.99% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.52% for MultiPlan Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -11.99% for MPLN stocks with a simple moving average of -33.63% 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 -28.93% 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 -52.34% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 4.52%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.99%, as shares sank -22.37% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -40.52% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, MPLN fell by -2.64%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -30.59% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $3.31. In addition, MultiPlan Corporation saw -33.41% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MPLN starting from Tabak Mark, who sale 4,500,000 shares at the price of $3.80 back on Aug 22. After this action, Tabak Mark now owns 1,099,636 shares of MultiPlan Corporation, valued at $17,100,000 using the latest closing price.
Kim Michael, the SVP, Chief Information Officer of MultiPlan Corporation, sale 50,000 shares at $4.37 during a trade that took place back on Aug 11, which means that Kim Michael is holding 362,386 shares at $218,360 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 6.80, with 1.90 for asset returns.
The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.25.