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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 – Healthcare 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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