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GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Medical Properties Trust Inc $MPW.
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Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
-25.70 (As of Sep. 2016)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

MPW' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.2   Max: -13.5
Current: -25.7

-39.2
-13.5

During the past 13 years, Medical Properties Trust Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -13.50. The lowest was -39.20. And the median was -20.15.

MPW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 408 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. MPW: -25.70 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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