why Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $24.17

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE: MPW] stock went on a downward path that fall over -2.23% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -6.27%. The company report on April 29, 2021 that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. to Host Earnings Call.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/77950.

Over the last 12 months, MPW stock rose by 25.84%. The one-year Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 12.74. The average equity rating for MPW stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $12.30 billion, with 584.07 million shares outstanding and 576.48 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.24M shares, MPW stock reached a trading volume of 5662515 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $24.17 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on May 03, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Truist raised their target price from $21 to $22. The new note on the price target was released on January 22, 2021, representing the official price target for Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $24, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on MPW stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is set at 0.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for MPW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.33. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.54, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.94.

MPW Stock Performance Analysis:

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.27. With this latest performance, MPW shares dropped by -3.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 13.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 25.84% 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 34.25, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.16 for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.71, while it was recorded at 21.71 for the last single week of trading, and 20.19 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Medical Properties Trust Inc. 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.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Medical Properties Trust Inc. posted 0.21/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.26/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -19.20%. 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 Position Details

There are presently around $9,413 million, or 77.40% 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 1.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 62,685,886 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.35 billion in MPW stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $693.61 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 April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 266 institutional holders increased their position in Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE:MPW] by around 33,812,612 shares. Additionally, 231 investors decreased positions by around 29,410,392 shares, while 88 investors held positions by with 373,173,221 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 436,396,225 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MPW stock had 68 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,135,430 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 3,665,241 shares during the same period.

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