EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) – FBR & Co issued their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for EPR Properties in a report released on Tuesday. FBR & Co analyst D. Corak forecasts that the firm will earn $5.48 per share for the year. FBR & Co currently has a “Marketperform” rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.05% and a net margin of 46.43%. The firm had revenue of $118 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.03 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.08 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year.
EPR has been the topic of a number of other reports. Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective (up from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $85.83.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.96% on Thursday, reaching $75.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 289,782 shares. The firm has a market cap of $4.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.48 and a beta of 0.78. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $77.40 and its 200-day moving average is $74.93. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $53.00 and a 12 month high of $84.67.
The business also recently announced a sep 16 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.02%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is presently 124.68%.
Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. State Street Corp boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 48.8% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,256,724 shares of the company’s stock worth $150,344,000 after buying an additional 740,297 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 17.1% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,418,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $161,150,000 after buying an additional 352,750 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth approximately $825,000. Westpac Banking Corp raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 7.0% in the second quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 101,319 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,174,000 after buying an additional 6,597 shares during the period. Finally, Barclays PLC raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.0% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 23,613 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,558,000 after buying an additional 238 shares during the period. 97.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
About EPR Properties
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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