Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] is -21.54% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?



Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE: MPW] closed the trading session at $18.54 on 04/25/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $18.45, while the highest price level was $18.875. The company report on April 21, 2022 that Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast.

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) today announced it will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company’s first quarter 2022 financial results. A press release with first quarter 2022 financial results will be issued before the market opens on April 28, 2022.

The dial-in numbers for the conference call are 844-535-3969 (U.S. and Canada) and 409-937-8903 (International); both numbers require passcode 4176908. The conference call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website,

The stocks have a year to date performance of -21.54 percent and weekly performance of -5.02 percent. The stock has been moved at -10.09 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -9.12 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -19.36 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.27M shares, MPW reached to a volume of 7736013 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 $24.07 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on April 22, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 11, 2022, representing the official price target for Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is set at 0.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for MPW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.75. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.31, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.71. Price to Free Cash Flow for MPW in the course of the last twelve months was 119.10.

MPW stock trade performance evaluation

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 -5.02. With this latest performance, MPW shares dropped by -9.12% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -10.09% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -18.33% 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 31.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 26.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 34.62 for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.45, while it was recorded at 19.53 for the last single week of trading, and 21.11 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 +67.24 and a Gross Margin at +76.67. Medical Properties Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +42.33.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.29, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.50.

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

There are presently around $9,233 million, or 84.40% of MPW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MPW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 86,549,932, which is approximately 1.217% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 82,216,544 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.54 billion in MPW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $607.05 million in MPW stock with ownership of nearly 26.125% of the company’s market capitalization.

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 350 institutional holders increased their position in Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE:MPW] by around 32,049,347 shares. Additionally, 210 investors decreased positions by around 26,606,444 shares, while 101 investors held positions by with 433,505,715 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 492,161,506 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MPW stock had 89 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,464,034 shares, while 50 institutional investors sold positions of 3,216,040 shares during the same period.