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Present Change: Medical Properties Trust (NYSE: MPW)


Medical Properties Trust is in the real estate sector and is part of the REITs industry. 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 -0.73% with an open at 17.83 and a close of 17.79. It reached an intraday high of 17.84 and a low of 17.52.

SeekingAlpha:  Medical Properties buys majority stake in Swiss hospitals portfolio


The stock has a market cap of $7.0b with 394.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 388.8m shares. Trading volume reached 4,464,878 shares compared to its average volume of 2,889,938 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 0.51% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.31%. Over three months, it changed -1.54%. In one year it has changed 38.73% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.92 and its 52-week low was 13.54. MPW stock is 31.39% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 16.48 and a 50 day moving average of 18.07. Currently MPW stock is trading 7.92% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Medical Properties Trust Acquires 46% Interest in $900 Million Portfolio of Premier Swiss Hospitals


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.75 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 6.47. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.33. The TTM EPS is 1.38, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.89. Historically, the PE high was 56.00 and the PE low was 6.47. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 8.93, which is a decrease of -49.81%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 0.20
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/07/2019): 0.21
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 2.00
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/02/2018): 0.30
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 0.25

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 5.58%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 27.90, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 36.23%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 18,884,790, which was 4.79% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.72. 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 0.64.

Business Wire:  Medical Properties Trust Acquires 46% Interest in $900 Million Portfolio of Premier Swiss Hospitals

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 22.98%, return on assets is 10.97%, price-to-sales is 9.30 and price-to-book is 1.45.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 6  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
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