EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced a oct 16 dividend on Wednesday, October 19th. Investors of record on Monday, October 31st will be given a dividend of 0.32 per share on Tuesday, November 15th.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.22% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $75.63. 250,380 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.81 billion, a PE ratio of 24.63 and a beta of 0.78. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $53.00 and a 52-week high of $84.67. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $77.24 and its 200 day moving average is $75.19.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 10.05%. The firm had revenue of $118 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.08 earnings per share. EPR Properties’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $4.77 earnings per share for the current year.
Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Brinker Capital Inc. bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth $207,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth $235,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth $386,000. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in EPR Properties by 5.4% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 5,807 shares of the company’s stock worth $469,000 after buying an additional 299 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth $692,000. 97.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several research analysts recently commented on EPR shares. Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Janney Montgomery Scott began coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $70.00 to $88.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective (up previously from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $85.83.
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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