Wall Street Analyst Downgrade Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]. What else is Wall St. saying

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE: MPW] traded at a low on 08/22/22, posting a -2.26 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $15.59. The company report on August 18, 2022 that Medical Properties Trust Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.29 Per Share.


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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “MPT”) (NYSE: MPW) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.29 per share of common stock to be paid on October 13, 2022, to stockholders of record on September 15, 2022.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 6096391 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Medical Properties Trust Inc. stands at 2.21% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.50%.

The market cap for MPW stock reached $9.39 billion, with 598.83 million shares outstanding and 592.63 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.01M shares, MPW reached a trading volume of 6096391 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $19.62 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 2.30. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 14, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan dropped their target price from $24 to $18. The new note on the price target was released on June 22, 2022, representing the official price target for Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $25 to $20, while Jefferies kept a Hold 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 5.83. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.43. Price to Free Cash Flow for MPW in the course of the last twelve months was 3.12.

How has MPW stock performed recently?

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 -6.53. With this latest performance, MPW shares dropped by -5.80% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -23.95% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -21.70% 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 37.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 29.96, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.84 for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.90, while it was recorded at 16.14 for the last single week of trading, and 19.56 for the last 200 days.

Earnings analysis for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]

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. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Medical Properties Trust Inc. go to 9.80%.

Insider trade positions for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]

There are presently around $7,590 million, or 84.20% of MPW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MPW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 86,898,838, which is approximately -0.17% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 73,797,982 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.15 billion in MPW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $553.45 million in MPW stock with ownership of nearly -1.821% of the company’s market capitalization.

343 institutional holders increased their position in Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE:MPW] by around 38,472,404 shares. Additionally, 251 investors decreased positions by around 33,585,425 shares, while 96 investors held positions by with 414,806,754 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 486,864,583 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MPW stock had 86 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,885,730 shares, while 83 institutional investors sold positions of 6,383,975 shares during the same period.

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