Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $82.33.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on EPR Properties to $80.00 in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded EPR Properties from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Friday, December 16th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 8th.
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Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 72.69 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $4.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.93 and a beta of 0.69. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $74.21 and its 200-day moving average is $73.54. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $63.54 and a 52-week high of $84.67.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 28th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.48. The firm earned $130.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.09 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.16% and a net margin of 46.29%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.18 EPS. Analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.29 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a apr 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 17th. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st will be given a $0.34 dividend. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 130.35%.
In related news, SVP Thomas B. Wright III sold 4,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.62, for a total value of $315,897.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 15,896 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,154,367.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Mark Alan Peterson sold 13,645 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.61, for a total value of $1,018,053.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 37,995 shares of company stock valued at $2,777,150 in the last 90 days. 1.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the fourth quarter worth $41,381,000. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 64.4% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 41,781 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,998,000 after buying an additional 16,368 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 203,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,583,000 after buying an additional 6,623 shares during the last quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 8.2% in the fourth quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 97,047 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,965,000 after buying an additional 7,373 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in EPR Properties by 104.1% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 5,360 shares of the company’s stock worth $385,000 after buying an additional 2,734 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.55% of the company’s stock.
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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