EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $75.40.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $72.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $65.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd.
In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516 in the last 90 days. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 17.2% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 35,818 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,497,000 after purchasing an additional 5,255 shares during the period. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 25.8% in the fourth quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands now owns 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,918,000 after acquiring an additional 6,000 shares in the last quarter. Pensionfund Sabic lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 26.9% in the fourth quarter. Pensionfund Sabic now owns 11,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $772,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares in the last quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the third quarter valued at $899,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 24.9% in the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 38,637 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,695,000 after acquiring an additional 7,712 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.38% of the company’s stock.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.73 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $55.69. 134,262 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 589,469. EPR Properties has a one year low of $54.95 and a one year high of $77.70. The stock has a market cap of $4,133.49, a P/E ratio of 16.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.53). EPR Properties had a net margin of 45.71% and a return on equity of 10.01%. The firm had revenue of $122.83 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $124.32 million. analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 5.18 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a yield of 0.00592202664911992%. This is a boost from EPR Properties’s previous jan 18 dividend of $0.34. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 128.57%.
About EPR Properties
EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.
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