EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $83.17.
Several research firms recently weighed in on EPR. Janney Montgomery Scott restated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Sunday, July 24th. RBC Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $88.00 target price (up from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on EPR Properties from $70.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, August 8th. Finally, KeyCorp upgraded EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 78.74 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.01 billion, a PE ratio of 25.64 and a beta of 0.80. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $78.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.26. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $51.64 and a 1-year high of $84.67.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.05% and a net margin of 46.43%. The firm earned $118 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.03 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.08 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $4.77 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a sep 16 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.02%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 124.68%.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Capital Analysts LLC boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 1.0% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,287 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $200,000. Brinker Capital Inc. purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $207,000. Timber Hill LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $213,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $235,000. Institutional investors own 97.20% of the company’s stock.
EPR Properties Company Profile
EPR Properties (EPR) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment portfolio includes entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Company’s Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.
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