Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] Executive Vice President & CFO makes an insider purchase of 285,000 shares worth 6.0 million.

Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares valued at $5,996,400 were sold by HAMNER R STEVEN on Apr 07. At $21.04 per share, HAMNER R STEVEN sold 285,000 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 1,961,214 shares worth approximately $31.4 million following the completion of this transaction.


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Also, Aldag Edward K JR sold 615,000 shares, netting a total of over 13,117,950 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $21.33 each, the insider now holds 3,497,206 shares.

Before that, Stewart Michael G had sold 6,000 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $121,560, the Director traded Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares for $20.26 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 6,000 shares, worth approximately $3.43 million.

As published in a research note from Credit Suisse on July 14, 2022, Medical Properties Trust Inc. [MPW] has been rated down from an Outperform to a Neutral and the price target has been revised to $17 from $23. This represents a 5.82% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at JP Morgan downgraded the stock from ‘”an Overweight”‘ to ‘”a Neutral”‘ outlook in a report released in late June. As of April 22, 2022, Jefferies has decreased its “Buy” rating to a “Hold” for MPW. Earlier on March 11, 2022, BofA Securities downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Neutral” for MPW stock which previously was a “a Buy”.

Analyzing MPW’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Medical Properties Trust Inc. [NYSE: MPW] plunged -0.37% to $16.01. The stock’s lowest price that day was $15.93, but it reached a high of $16.27 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -5.38%. Over the course of the year, Medical Properties Trust Inc. shares have dropped approximately -32.25%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $24.13 on 01/14/22 and a 52-week low of $14.10 on 06/17/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $16.28, while a 200-day SMA reached $19.84. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 10.88 million shares from 7.62 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 15.87, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 15.73. In the upper region, resistance lies at 16.21. The next price resistance is at 16.41. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 44.63 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.21, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 81.82%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Medical Properties Trust Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Medical Properties Trust Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 dropping by -3.97 million shares to 42.93 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 46.9 million shares. A decline of -9.25% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 5.94 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 5.94.

Which companies own the most shares of Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 85,732,657 shares, which is about 14.29% of the total MPW shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 587,911 from its previous 13-F filing of 85144746.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, BlackRock Fund Advisors’s stake is now worth $879,915,884. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquire a 11.74% interest valued at $552.15 million while Wellington Management Co. LLP sold a -739,977 stake. A total of 409,146 shares of Medical Properties Trust Inc. were sold by Principal Global Investors LLC during the quarter, and 890,458 were bought by Geode Capital Management LLC. In its current portfolio, Principal Real Estate Investors L holds 8,663,949 shares valued at $132.3 million.

In terms of Medical Properties Trust Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $19.14 in the next 12 months, up nearly 12.01% from the previous closing price of $16.07. Analysts anticipate Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock to reach $25.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $15.00. In spite of this, 14 analysts ranked Medical Properties Trust Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2022.

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