In the latest trading session, 0.65 million MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0. With the company’s most recent per share price at $6.03 changed hands at -$0.26 or -4.05% at last look, the market valuation stands at $4.20B. MPLN’s current price is a discount, trading about -91.54% off its 52-week high of $11.55. The share price had its 52-week low at $5.48, which suggests the last value was 9.12% up since then. When we look at MultiPlan Corporation’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 3.32 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 3.50 million.
Analysts gave the MultiPlan Corporation (MPLN) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 2.20. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 2 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 0 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 1 recommended MPLN as a Hold, 1 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. MultiPlan Corporation’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.04.
MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) trade information
Instantly MPLN was in red as seen in intraday trades today. With action 2.61%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The drop to weekly highs of 6.54 on Monday, 09/13/21 subtracted -4.05% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -21.28%, with the 5-day performance at 2.61% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN) is -7.77% down. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 18.34 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 8.4 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $8.50, meaning bulls need an upside of 29.06% from its recent market value. According to analyst projections, MPLN’s forecast low is $7.00 with $10.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -65.84% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -16.09% for it to hit the projected low.
MultiPlan Corporation (MPLN) estimates and forecasts
Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2021 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for MultiPlan Corporation will rise 101.70%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit -37.50% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 18.30% up from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 1 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $286.03 million. 1 analysts are of the opinion that MultiPlan Corporation’s revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2021 will be $293.81 million. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $223.52 million and $255.34 million respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 28.00%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 15.10%.
The 2021 estimates are for MultiPlan Corporation earnings to increase by 250.00%.
MultiPlan Corporation is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report in October.
MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE:MPLN)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 8.19% of MultiPlan Corporation shares while 83.68% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 91.15%. There are 83.68% institutions holding the MultiPlan Corporation stock share, with H&F Corporate Investors VIII, Ltd the top institutional holder. As of Mar 30, 2021, the company held 32.26% of the shares, roughly 215.51 million MPLN shares worth $1.2 billion.
Public Investment Fund holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 7.67% or 51.25 million shares worth $284.44 million as of Mar 30, 2021.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Mar 30, 2021 were Price (T.Rowe) Mid Cap Growth Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. With 15.5 million shares estimated at $86.03 million under it, the former controlled 2.32% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund held about 1.43% of the shares, roughly 9.55 million shares worth around $53.0 million.