Do investors have a safe investment in Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW)?

The price of Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) shares last traded on Wall Street fell -7.34% to $5.05.

Based on available information, 12 analysts follow Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW). The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Hold’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $12.00 and a low of $4.00, we find $7.00. Given the previous closing price of $5.45, this indicates a potential upside of 28.44 percent. MPW stock price is now -10.67% away from the 50-day moving average and -40.12% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $3.02B.

Among analysts, 5 rate the stock a hold while 3 rate it a buy. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $7.55 as their price target over the next twelve months.

With the price target reduced from $7 to $4, Wells Fargo Downgraded its rating from Equal Weight to Underweight for Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE: MPW).

Insiders disposed of 186,757 shares of company stock worth roughly $0.94 million over the past 1 year. A total of 1.64% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.

A candlestick chart of Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE: MPW) showed a price of $5.38 on Monday morning. During the past 12 months, Medical Properties Trust Inc has had a low of $4.44 and a high of $14.00. The fifty day moving average price for MPW is $5.65 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $8.43 for the stock.

The latest earnings results from Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE: MPW) was released for Sep, 2023. According to the REIT – Healthcare Facilities Company, earnings per share came in at -$0.07, missing analysts’ expectations of $0.22 by -0.29. This compares to $0.32 EPS in the same period last year. The net profit margin was -2.54% and return on equity was -0.41% for MPW. The company reported revenue of $337.39 million for the quarter, compared to $400.23 million a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue fell -15.7 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect MPW to generate $342.04M in revenue.

Medical Properties Trust Inc(MPW) Company Profile

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world’s largest owners of hospital real estate with 441 facilities and approximately 44,000 licensed beds as of September 30, 2023. Since the end of the third quarter, the Company has sold four facilities and now owns approximately 43,000 licensed beds in nine countries across three continents. MPT’s financing model facilitates acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations.

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