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Stock to Track: Medical Properties Trust (NYSE: MPW)

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Medical Properties Trust is in the REITs industry and is in the real estate sector. The company CEO is Edward K. Aldag. Medical Properties Trust Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust. It is engaged in the business of investing in, owning, and leasing healthcare real estate.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MPW stock showed a previous change of 2.18% with an open at 14.25 and a close of 14.55. It reached an intraday high of 14.59 and a low of 14.19.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $5.3b with 364.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 360.0m shares. Trading volume reached 1,588,368 shares compared to its average volume of 2,150,547 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Medical Properties Trust shares returned 0.07% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.30%. Over three months, it changed 3.17%. In one year it has changed 18.91% and within that year its 52-week high was 15.24 and its 52-week low was 11.82. MPW stock is 23.10% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 13.22 and a 50 day moving average of 14.56. Currently MPW stock is trading 10.08% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.82 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.74. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.34. The TTM EPS is 1.42, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.25. Historically, the PE high was 59.60 and the PE low was 10.25. MPW stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.36
03-31-2018:  0.36
12-31-2017:  0.37
09-30-2017:  0.33

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 6.87%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 33.83, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 56.99%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 79.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 18,228,532, which is 5.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 9.18. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.54

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.06%, return on assets is 4.26%, profit margin is 45.12%, price-to-sales is 8.49 and price-to-book is 1.36.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.