EPR Properties (EPR) Given News Impact Rating of 0.28

Headlines about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have trended positive on Friday, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EPR Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 33 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on EPR. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on EPR Properties to $80.00 in a research note on Wednesday, March 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $82.29.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.80% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $75.53. The stock had a trading volume of 886,568 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $73.73 and its 200-day moving average is $72.85. The company has a market capitalization of $4.84 billion, a PE ratio of 23.83 and a beta of 0.69. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $64.00 and a 1-year high of $84.67.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.03. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.29% and a return on equity of 10.16%. The firm earned $130.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.09 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.18 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 16.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post $3.25 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a apr 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 5.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 26th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 130.35%.

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EPR Properties Company Profile

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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