EPR Properties (EPR) Coverage Initiated at FBR & Co

FBR & Co initiated coverage on shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. The brokerage issued a market perform rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on EPR. Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a buy rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $91.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp raised EPR Properties from a sector weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reissued an outperform rating and issued a $88.00 price target (up previously from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $85.83.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 75.21 on Wednesday. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $53.00 and a 52-week high of $84.67. The firm has a market cap of $4.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.49 and a beta of 0.78. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $77.31 and its 200-day moving average is $75.12.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating 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 company had revenue of $118 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.03 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.08 EPS. The business’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 fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a sep 16 dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 17th. Investors of record on Friday, September 30th were issued a $0.32 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a yield of 5.02%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 124.68%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Capital Analysts LLC raised 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 valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $200,000. Brinker Capital Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $207,000. Timber Hill LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $213,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $235,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.15% 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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