Stocks of Medical Properties Trust Inc (MPW) are poised to climb above their peers

With 14.84 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 24.27 million shares. The 52-week range on MPW shows that it touched its highest point at $10.74 and its lowest point at $2.92 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $4.51. With its current market cap of 2.70 billion, MPW has annualized dividend of $0.59 while the current yield stands at 13.08%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.22.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of MPW was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 10.00%, but this was up by 7.13% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -11.22% while six-month performance fell -13.77%. The stock lost -41.35% in the past year, while it has lost -8.15% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for MPW yields -0.93 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.56. For the next quarter, that number is 0.10. This implies an EPS growth rate of 152.00% for this year and 16.66% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 598.99 million MPW shares are outstanding with a float of 587.22 million shares on hand for trading. On Mar 15, 2024, short shares totaled 196.79 million, which was 32.85% higher than short shares on Feb 15, 2024. In addition to MPW as the firm’s Medical Properties Trust, Inc., MPC serves as its Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 75.91% of MPW’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for MPW since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.