Market Analysts see Medtronic plc [MDT] falling to $105. Time to buy?


Medtronic plc [NYSE: MDT] price surged by 2.56 percent to reach at $2.65. The company report on December 22, 2021 that CMS expands diabetes Medicare coverage to include CGMs that integrate with Medtronic insulin pumps.

Medicare coverage for Medtronic customers will be available 60 days after official publication.

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Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will expand Medicare coverage for all types of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), including adjunctive and non-adjunctive CGMs. This includes CGMs that integrate with Medtronic insulin pumps. The proposed rule was finalized on December 21, 2021 and will be effective starting 60 days after official publication.

A sum of 7697555 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 6.48M shares. Medtronic plc shares reached a high of $106.33 and dropped to a low of $102.77 until finishing in the latest session at $106.10.

The one-year MDT stock forecast points to a potential upside of 20.75. The average equity rating for MDT stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Medtronic plc [MDT]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MDT shares is $133.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MDT stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Medtronic plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 17, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo dropped their target price from $137 to $110. The new note on the price target was released on December 16, 2021, representing the official price target for Medtronic plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $140, while RBC Capital Mkts analysts kept a Outperform rating on MDT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Medtronic plc is set at 2.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for MDT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.42. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.75, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.06. Price to Free Cash Flow for MDT in the course of the last twelve months was 55.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.40.

MDT Stock Performance Analysis:

Medtronic plc [MDT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.60. With this latest performance, MDT shares dropped by -1.10% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -16.44% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.55% 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 MDT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.16, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.62, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.96 for Medtronic plc [MDT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 113.06, while it was recorded at 104.50 for the last single week of trading, and 123.25 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Medtronic plc Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Medtronic plc [MDT] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.38 and a Gross Margin at +59.70. Medtronic plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.97.

Return on Total Capital for MDT is now 7.11, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.74. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.06, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.92. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Medtronic plc [MDT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 53.29. Additionally, MDT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 34.76, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.44. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 52.90, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 34.51.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Medtronic plc [MDT] managed to generate an average of $40,067 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.96 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.33.Medtronic plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.90.


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 MDT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Medtronic plc go to 11.46%.

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Medtronic plc [MDT] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $110,953 million, or 83.00% of MDT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MDT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 112,499,622, which is approximately 0.644% of the company’s market cap and around 0.23% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 103,020,182 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $10.66 billion in MDT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.83 billion in MDT stock with ownership of nearly 0.958% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Medtronic plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 1,043 institutional holders increased their position in Medtronic plc [NYSE:MDT] by around 29,081,883 shares. Additionally, 763 investors decreased positions by around 36,127,889 shares, while 288 investors held positions by with 1,007,319,385 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,072,529,157 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MDT stock had 114 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,818,123 shares, while 79 institutional investors sold positions of 3,503,881 shares during the same period.