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Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.05, or 0.58%, to $8.62. The Medical Properties Trust Inc. has recorded 85,296 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that CommonSpirit Completes Purchase of Steward’s Utah Operations.

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Stocks Info

MPW belongs to the Real Estate sector of the NYSE while operating in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $8.57 and fluctuated between $8.64 as its day high and $8.49 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Medical Properties Trust Inc. is $5.02B. A total of 7.83 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 16.41M shares.

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, MPW has seen 0 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 496 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 26 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,067,660 shares during that period but sold 506,443.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Medical Properties Trust Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.16, resulting in a dividend yield of 13.54%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.00. MPW’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/14/2023 when it declared a $0.29 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/13/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/13/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/15/2023. The MPW stock dividend was $0.29 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MPW in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $11.64 with high estimates of $18.00 and low estimates of $8.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MPW has a high of $18.92 and a low of $7.10.

As of this writing, MPW has an earnings estimate of $0.26 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.44 per share and a lower estimate of $0.2. The company reported an EPS of -$0.24 in the last quarter, which was -185.70% lower than expectations of $0.28.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. MPW’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $459.23M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.44B in debt and $633.36M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $14.37, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $8.45B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MPW is Buy with a score of 3.92.

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