S Daily Stock Analysis: Medical Properties Trust

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Medical Properties Trust Inc has the ticker symbol MPW and is a member of the Healthcare sector as a facilities company. This is my first ever report on Medical Properties Trust for my Vista Portfolio. It was my fifth overall selection for my Volio portfolio.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. 

From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world's largest owners of hospitals with 431 facilities and roughly 43,000 licensed beds in nine countries and across four continents on a pro forma basis. 

MPT's financing model facilitates acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades, and other investments in operations.

Three key data points gauge dividend equities or funds like Medical Properties Trust Inc:

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

Those three basic keys best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money. 

MPW Price

MPW's price per share closed at $21.98 yesterday. Last year its price was $14.97. Price per share has increased nearly 47% from the depths of the Covid market slump. 

If Medical Properties Trust Inc stock trades in the range of $15 to $25 this year, its recent $21.98 price might rise by $1.52 to reach $23.50 by March 17, 2022. My estimate is in line with the thirteen analysts tracking MPW.

MPW Dividends

Medical Properties Trust Inc most recent declared quarterly dividend was $0.28 payable on April 8th. Dividends are estimated to total $1.12 per share annually and yield 5.10% at yesterday's $21.98 closing price. It has paid annually increasing dividends for eight years.

MPW Returns

Adding the $1.12 annual MPW anticipated dividend to my $1.52 price upside shows a $2.64 potential gross gain, per share, to be reduced by any costs to trade the shares.  

Put little under $1,000.00 today in Medical Properties Trust Inc at $21.98 per share and we'd buy 45 shares of MPW stock.

A $10 broker fee (if charged) would be paid half at purchase and half at a sale and might cost us about $0.22 per share.

Subtract that maybe $0.22 brokerage cost from my estimated $2.64 gross gain per share results in a net gain of $2.42 X 45 shares = $108.90 for a 10.9% net gain on a $967.12 investment.

Medical Properties Trust Inc shows a possible 10.9% net gain including a 5.10% dividend yield. 

Over the next year at this time, a $1000 investment could generate $51.10 in cash dividends. And a single share bought at yesterday's closing price was about $22! So, if MPW is your kind of healthcare facilities investment, MPW price is well below the annual dividend income from $1,000 invested. This augurs that now is the time to consider adding these shares to your portfolio.   

All of the estimates above are speculation based on the past history of Medical Properties Trust Inc. Only time and money invested in this stock will determine its worth.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed to constitute investment advice. Nothing contained herein shall constitute a solicitation, ...

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