A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on EPR. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp raised EPR Properties from a sector weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. They set a neutral rating on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on EPR Properties from $70.00 to $88.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reissued an outperform rating and set a $88.00 price target (up from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $85.83.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 75.12 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $77.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.86. The company has a market capitalization of $4.78 billion, a PE ratio of 24.46 and a beta of 0.78. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $53.00 and a 52 week high of $84.67.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 analysts’ expectations of $112.03 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.08 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $4.77 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a sep 16 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a yield of 5.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 124.68%.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EPR. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.0% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,287 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $200,000. Brinker Capital Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $207,000. Timber Hill LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $213,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $235,000. 97.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
EPR Properties Company Profile
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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