Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] Is Currently -1.26 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Dose This Mean?

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE: MPW] plunged by -$0.27 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $21.74 during the day while it closed the day at $21.22. The company report on February 19, 2021 that Medical Properties Trust Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend by Four Percent to $0.28 Per Share.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “MPT”) (NYSE: MPW) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share of common stock to be paid on April 8, 2021 to stockholders of record on March 18, 2021.

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Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock has also gained 1.87% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MPW stock has inclined by 1.82% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 15.83% and lost -2.62% year-on date.

The market cap for MPW stock reached $12.07 billion, with 578.22 million shares outstanding and 571.68 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.22M shares, MPW reached a trading volume of 4297326 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MPW shares is $23.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MPW stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Truist have made an estimate for Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on January 22, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on December 15, 2020, representing the official price target for Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $21, while Stifel analysts kept a Buy rating on MPW stock. On August 24, 2020, analysts increased their price target for MPW shares from 20 to 23.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is set at 0.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for MPW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.66. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.55, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.97.

MPW stock trade performance evaluation

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.87. With this latest performance, MPW shares dropped by -4.46% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 15.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.27% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MPW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.94, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.10 for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.54, while it was recorded at 21.35 for the last single week of trading, and 19.64 for the last 200 days.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] shares currently have an operating margin of +66.32 and a Gross Margin at +76.40. Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +34.37.

Return on Total Capital for MPW is now 5.48, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.85. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.98, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.74. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 120.81. Additionally, MPW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.71, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 52.68. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 118.55, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 53.69.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] managed to generate an average of $4,050,425 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.77 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.08.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Medical Properties Trust Inc. posted 0.15/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.28/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -46.40%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MPW.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,297 million, or 77.70% of MPW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MPW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 74,109,896, which is approximately 2.29% of the company’s market cap and around 1.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 62,685,886 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.33 billion in MPW stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $682.36 million in MPW stock with ownership of nearly 20.314% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Medical Properties Trust Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 268 institutional holders increased their position in Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE:MPW] by around 33,686,250 shares. Additionally, 234 investors decreased positions by around 30,271,538 shares, while 88 investors held positions by with 374,165,310 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 438,123,098 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MPW stock had 82 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,994,843 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 3,518,212 shares during the same period.

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