EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, February 28th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.95 per share for the quarter.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at $56.67 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. The stock has a market cap of $4,170.00, a PE ratio of 16.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.46. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $54.95 and a 12 month high of $77.70.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.54%. This is an increase from EPR Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 128.57%.
EPR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Monday, November 13th. B. Riley set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.83.
In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $840,420.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,384 shares in the company, valued at $2,304,191.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516. Corporate insiders own 1.50% 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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