MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) shares fell to a low of $8.42 before closing at $8.44. Intraday shares traded counted 2.02 million, which was 14.88% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 2.37M. MPLN’s previous close was $8.53 while the outstanding shares total 655.11M. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 64.68, with weekly volatility at 4.78% and ATR at 0.45. The MPLN stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $5.48 and a $12.93 high. The stock traded lower over the last trading session, losing -1.06% on 05/28/21.
Investors have identified the Healthcare Plans company MultiPlan Corporation as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $5.70 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
MultiPlan Corporation (MPLN) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 211.71 million total, with 216.1 million as their total liabilities.
MPLN were able to record 152.79 million as free cash flow during the 09/01/2021 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 8.28 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 170.91 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for MultiPlan Corporation (MPLN)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 09/01/2021 quarter of the year, MultiPlan Corporation recorded a total of 254.86 million in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 1.12% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 09/01/2021 quarter reducing by -169.06%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 39.73 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 215.13 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 655.11M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.07 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their 09/01/2021 (0.02 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 0.17 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on MPLN sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of MPLN attractive?
In related news, 10% Owner, H&F Corporate Investors VIII, bought 1,597,324 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Dec 07. The purchase was performed at an average price of 8.34, for a total value of 13,329,030. As the purchase deal closes, the 10% Owner, H&F Corporate Investors VIII, now bought 114,721 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 864,572. Also, Director, AUGUST GLENN R bought 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Dec 04. The shares were cost at an average price of 7.00 per share, with a total market value of 700,000. Following this completion of disposal, the Director, AUGUST GLENN R now holds 529,213 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 3,703,591. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 7.50%.
3 out of 4 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 1 have maintained a Hold recommendation on MultiPlan Corporation. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the MPLN stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $9.13.