EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) had its price target dropped by equities researchers at Citigroup from $70.00 to $60.00 in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Citigroup’s target price points to a potential upside of 5.62% from the company’s previous close.
Several other research analysts have also weighed in on EPR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $72.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks began coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, B. Riley set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $69.33.
EPR Properties (EPR) traded up $0.23 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $56.81. 271,602 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 654,851. EPR Properties has a twelve month low of $51.87 and a twelve month high of $76.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 8.20 and a quick ratio of 8.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.46.
In other EPR Properties news, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total value of $840,420.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,304,191.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the business’s 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB bought a new stake in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter worth approximately $375,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its position in EPR Properties by 25.6% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 51,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,381,000 after acquiring an additional 10,523 shares in the last quarter. Lake Street Advisors Group LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter worth approximately $291,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,654,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC grew its position in EPR Properties by 71.9% in the fourth quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 6,144 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $402,000 after acquiring an additional 2,569 shares in the last quarter. 88.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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