For Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW], Analyst sees a drop to $17. What next?

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE: MPW] loss -1.05% on the last trading session, reaching $14.17 price per share at the time. The company report on August 29, 2022 that Medical Properties Trust Announces Agreement for LifePoint Health to Acquire Majority Interest in Springstone.


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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “MPT”) (NYSE: MPW) today announced that a subsidiary of LifePoint Health, Inc. (“LifePoint”) has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Springstone Health Opco, LLC (“Springstone”) from the current management group based on an enterprise value of $250 million.

In October 2021, MPT invested approximately $190 million, primarily in the form of a loan, and received a minority equity interest in Springstone in conjunction with its $760 million acquisition of 18 behavioral hospitals. Pursuant to the LifePoint transaction’s expected first half of 2023 closing, MPT expects to be paid approximately $200 million in full satisfaction of the loan and will retain its minority equity interest, providing continued opportunity for MPT shareholders to participate in further value creation. MPT will continue to own and lease Springstone’s behavioral hospitals. Furthermore, in order to align MPT more completely with its operations, LifePoint has agreed to extend by five years to 2041 the maturity of its existing master lease of eight general acute hospitals.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. represents 598.83 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $8.61 billion with the latest information. MPW stock price has been found in the range of $14.14 to $14.42.

If compared to the average trading volume of 7.44M shares, MPW reached a trading volume of 6317191 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $18.57 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 0.41, with the Price to Sales ratio for MPW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.35. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.96, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.42. Price to Free Cash Flow for MPW in the course of the last twelve months was 2.86.

Trading performance analysis for MPW stock

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 -4.58. With this latest performance, MPW shares dropped by -10.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -29.61% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -34.55% 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 MPW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 28.37, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 23.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.55 for Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.86, while it was recorded at 14.41 for the last single week of trading, and 19.23 for the last 200 days.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW]

There are presently around $6,898 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 $1.05 billion in MPW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $503.04 million in MPW stock with ownership of nearly -1.821% of the company’s market capitalization.

342 institutional holders increased their position in Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE:MPW] by around 38,373,056 shares. Additionally, 250 investors decreased positions by around 33,581,189 shares, while 97 investors held positions by with 414,819,857 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 486,774,102 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MPW stock had 84 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,786,322 shares, while 82 institutional investors sold positions of 6,381,313 shares during the same period.

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