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Medtronic plc (MDT) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

The stock price of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) has plunged by -0.23 when compared to previous closing price of 81.96, but the company has seen a 2.26% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Motley Fool reported 2023-09-15 that Medtronic delivers a solid dividend as well as strong returns. CRISPR Therapeutics could soon have its first approved therapy on the market.

Is It Worth Investing in Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) Right Now?

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 30.10x. and a 36-month beta value of 0.72. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 10 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 as “overweight,” 14 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for Medtronic plc (MDT) by analysts is $92.92, which is $11.71 above the current market price. The public float for MDT is 1.33B, and at present, short sellers hold a 0.51% of that float. On September 18, 2023, the average trading volume of MDT was 4.76M shares.

MDT’s Market Performance

MDT stock saw an increase of 2.26% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 0.25% and a quarterly increase of -7.34%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.17%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.58% for Medtronic plc (MDT). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 0.26% for MDT stock, with a simple moving average of -1.77% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MDT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MDT stocks, with Robert W. Baird repeating the rating for MDT by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for MDT in the upcoming period, according to Robert W. Baird is $90 based on the research report published on July 19, 2023 of the current year 2023.

MDT Trading at -3.03% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MDT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.14% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.58%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.17%, as shares surge +0.26% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.00% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MDT rose by +2.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +7.41% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $81.57. In addition, Medtronic plc saw 5.21% 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 MDT starting from Smith Gregory L, who sale 10,000 shares at the price of $83.84 back on Aug 23. After this action, Smith Gregory L now owns 46,723 shares of Medtronic plc, valued at $838,400 using the latest closing price.

Wall Brett A., the EVP & Pres Neuroscience of Medtronic plc, sale 1,000 shares at $83.38 during a trade that took place back on Aug 14, which means that Wall Brett A. is holding 33,573 shares at $83,380 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MDT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +17.65 for the present operating margin
  • +60.54 for the gross margin

The net margin for Medtronic plc stands at +12.03. The total capital return value is set at 7.12, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.00. Equity return is now at value 7.00, with 3.90 for asset returns.

Based on Medtronic plc (MDT), the company’s capital structure generated 49.36 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 33.05. Total debt to assets is 27.94, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 48.97. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 32.79.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.00, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.18. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.41 and the total asset turnover is 0.34. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.39.


To sum up, Medtronic plc (MDT) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “sell” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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