EPR Properties Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.38 (EPR)

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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced a monthly dividend on Friday, May 17th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be given a dividend of 0.375 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, June 17th. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 30th.

EPR Properties has increased its dividend payment by an average of 9.1% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend every year for the last 8 years. EPR Properties has a dividend payout ratio of 74.5% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect EPR Properties to earn $5.62 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $4.50 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 80.1%.

Shares of NYSE EPR traded down $0.59 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $78.09. The stock had a trading volume of 307,733 shares, compared to its average volume of 415,502. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.53 and a beta of 0.69. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $57.85 and a fifty-two week high of $80.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 5.61 and a current ratio of 5.61.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.81% and a net margin of 42.63%. The business had revenue of $164.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.03 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.26 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post 5.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 860 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.60, for a total value of $62,436.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 1,882 shares in the company, valued at $136,633.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Jack A. Newman, Jr. sold 506 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total value of $40,216.88. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,273 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $180,658.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.34% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of brokerages recently commented on EPR. ValuEngine raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. Raymond James set a $84.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.08.

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About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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