EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $77.25.
EPR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 13th.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded down $0.66 during trading on Monday, reaching $63.11. 793,713 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 446,402. The company has a current ratio of 7.88, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a one year low of $63.10 and a one year high of $77.70. The company has a market cap of $4,808.29, a PE ratio of 13.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.57.
The company also recently declared a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 6.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 121.43%.
In other news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 172,170 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,007,000 after purchasing an additional 3,344 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 23.1% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 11,594 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $809,000 after purchasing an additional 2,178 shares in the last quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $249,000. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 17.2% in the 3rd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 35,818 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,497,000 after purchasing an additional 5,255 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $440,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.46% of the company’s stock.
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EPR Properties Company Profile
EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.
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