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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW)?

The company in question is, Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE:MPW) currently with a stock price of 14.66 (0.83% today). The market cap for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is 4532.99, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РHealthcare Facilities industry. The target price for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is 16. Currently Medical Properties Trust Inc. is trading with a P/E of 17.86, and a forward P/E of 10.69. Average volume for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is 3358.86 and so far today it is 1187195.

Performance in the last year for Medical Properties Trust Inc. has been 37.31%. For EPS growth, Medical Properties Trust Inc. has seen a growth of 118.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 51.11%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 107.20% over the last five years and could be 8.90% for the next five years. Medical Properties Trust Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -35.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -15.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.64%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.55%.

Since the IPO date for Medical Properties Trust Inc. on the 07/08/2005, Medical Properties Trust Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 32.72%. With Medical Properties Trust Inc. trading at 14.66, the dividend yield is 6.33%, and the EPS is 0.81.

So could Medical Properties Trust Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.86. The PEG is 2.01, P/S is 8.93 and the P/B is at 1.6. The P/cash is 24.96, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.28, and total debt/equity at 1.28.

In terms of margins, Medical Properties Trust Inc. has a gross margin of 99.10%, an operating margin of 65.60% and a profit margin of 37.90%.Payout ratio for Medical Properties Trust Inc. is 109.20%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 4.80%.

Insider ownership for Medical Properties Trust Inc., is at 1.50% and institutional ownership comes to 65.00%. Outstanding shares are at 311.76. While shares float is 309.07. The float short is currently 5.36%, and short ratio is 4.93.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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