Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. (NYSE:MD) does about 512.80K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1684252 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 1.28B USD. Its current market price is $15.20, marking a decrease of -1.68% compared to the previous close of $15.46. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $27.11 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $14.40. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $15.60 and a low of $15.09.
Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. (MD) has a 20-day trading average at $15.25 and the current price is -43.93% off the 52-week high compared with 5.56% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $15.44 and its 200-day simple moving average is $18.67. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.41%, which decreases to 3.32% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 46.63 to suggest the stock is neutral.
9 analysts observing the Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. (MD) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $14.00 and $27.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $17.56, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 13.44% over the period. The median price target is 10.59% away from the current levels at $17.00.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 9 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 1 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 2 analysts have rated it as a buy and 5 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Hold the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on September 27, 2021 when SVB Leerink initiated the stock to “Mkt Perform” and issued a price target of $29. Deutsche Bank downgraded its price target at $20-$12.
The current price level is -0.18%, -1.55%, and -18.77% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the MD price moving above the 50-day SMA on January 20. Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. (MD) stock is down -3.74% over the week and 3.40% over the past month. Its price is 2.29% year-to-date and -40.39% over the past year.
The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/04/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.55 and $1.9 for whole year. MD’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 16.60% this year and 7.90% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $513.05 million, which analysts say will come at $1.99 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $2.09 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $511.76 million.
Its 12-month price target is $17.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 13.44 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $14.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $27.00.
Outstanding shares total 82.13M with insiders holding 2.48% of the shares and institutional holders owning 105.28% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 8.50% and return on equity of 9.70%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 16.26 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 8.36. The beta has a value of 1.75. Price to book ratio is 1.45 and price to sales ratio is 0.66.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF has reduced its position in Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. (MD) to 6,060,684 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -0.07%. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF dumped 4544.0 shares of Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $90.06 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which added 11155.0 shares to end up with 2,426,012 shares worth $36.05 million. Harbor Small Cap Value Fund cut their holdings by -0.72% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.63% position in Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. thanks to 2.19 million shares amounting to $32.5 million.