Does Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) warrant a purchase right now? What to Consider Before Making a Decision

The stock of Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) last traded at $4.08, down -3.77% from the previous session.

Data from the available sources indicates that Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) is covered by 12 analysts. The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Hold’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $10.00 and a low of $4.00, we find $6.00. Given the previous closing price of $4.24, this indicates a potential upside of 41.51 percent. MPW stock price is now -24.57% away from the 50-day moving average and -50.38% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $2.44B.

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In total, 6 analysts have assigned it a hold rating, and 2 have given it a buy rating. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $6.80 as their price target over the next twelve months.

With the price target reduced from $12 to $4.50, Stifel Downgraded its rating from Buy to Hold for Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE: MPW).

Insiders disposed of 91,707 shares of company stock worth roughly $0.37 million over the past 1 year. A total of 1.64% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.

With an opening price of $4.2100 on Monday morning, Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE: MPW) set off the trading day. During the past 12 months, Medical Properties Trust Inc has had a low of $4.10 and a high of $14.00. The fifty day moving average price for MPW is $5.4088 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $8.2232 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 $0.19, inline with analysts’ expectations of $0.19. This compares to $0.37 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 $306.58 million for the quarter, compared to $352.34 million a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue fell -12.99 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect MPW to generate $343.9M 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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