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Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW): Forecast Weak In 2023, Up -56.28%

The trading price of Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) closed higher on Tuesday, May 23, closing at $7.90, 1.02% higher than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $7.8706 and $8.165. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 15.67, while its 5Y monthly beta was 0.99. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $18.92 and a 52-week low of $7.10. Over the past month, the stock has lost -3.19% in value.

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Medical Properties Trust Inc., whose market valuation is $4.79 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Aug 01, 2023 – Aug 07, 2023. The dividend yield on the company stock is 14.68%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 1.16. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.26 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0.84 for 2023 and $1.04 for 2024. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -44.00% this year and 23.80% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $357.01 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $337.9 million and highs of $379.22 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely down by -10.80% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2023 is $1.44 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -6.70% over what it did in 2023.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Medical Properties Trust Inc. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest MPW has a 50% Sell on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Sell.

A quick review shows that MPW’s price is currently -2.76% off the SMA20 and -2.58% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 45.84, and weekly volatility stands at 4.15%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 4.45%. Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0.99, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.35.

To see how Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: MPW stock’s performance was 1.02% in the latest trading, and -56.28% in the past year, while Welltower Inc. (WELL) has traded -0.42% on the day and positioned -13.55% lower than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Ventas Inc. (VTR) saw its stock close 0.20% higher in the most recent trading session but was down -21.27% in a year. Furthermore, Healthpeak Properties Inc. (PEAK) showed an increase of 0.25% on the day while its price kept declining at -31.07% over the past year. Medical Properties Trust Inc. has a P/E ratio of 15.67, compared to Welltower Inc.’s 317.37 and Ventas Inc.’s 0. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -1.12%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.69% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) indicates that the 3-month average is 16.31 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 14.96 million.

Currently, records show that 598.30 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 1.20% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 84.10%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 111.59 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 8.55 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 18.65% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 114.28 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen -29.08% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even lower.

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