EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Stock Rating Lowered by StockNews.com

StockNews.com downgraded shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPRGet Rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday.

Several other research firms have also issued reports on EPR. Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Truist Financial dropped their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $51.00 to $50.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $56.70.

EPR Properties Price Performance

Shares of NYSE:EPR opened at $52.44 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $3.93 billion, a PE ratio of 29.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 1.57. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $49.21 and its 200-day moving average is $49.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 8.14 and a current ratio of 9.00. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $41.14 and a 52 week high of $56.38.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPRGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.09 by ($0.63). The business had revenue of $160.45 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $149.39 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 6.13% and a net margin of 26.09%. EPR Properties’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. Sell-side analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current year.

EPR Properties Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $3.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 28th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is presently 183.33%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On EPR Properties

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Lazard Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth about $28,000. UMB Bank N A MO bought a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the fourth quarter worth about $26,000. Venture Visionary Partners LLC purchased a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $29,000. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. bought a new stake in EPR Properties in the 1st quarter worth about $38,000. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties in the 1st quarter valued at about $51,000. 78.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About EPR Properties

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EPR Properties is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money.

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