EPR Properties (EPR) Announces $0.36 Apr 18 Dividend

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced a apr 18 dividend on Tuesday, April 17th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 30th will be given a dividend of 0.36 per share by the real estate investment trust on Tuesday, May 15th.

EPR Properties has increased its dividend payment by an average of 6.1% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 7 years. EPR Properties has a dividend payout ratio of 78.8% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings tumble. Equities analysts expect EPR Properties to earn $5.40 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $4.08 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 75.6%.

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Shares of EPR Properties stock traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $54.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 463,536 shares, compared to its average volume of 629,791. EPR Properties has a one year low of $51.87 and a one year high of $76.90. The company has a quick ratio of 8.20, a current ratio of 8.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The company has a market cap of $4,047.30, a PE ratio of 10.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.45.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by ($0.70). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.60% and a net margin of 45.65%. The business had revenue of $147.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $151.87 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.26 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 5.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EPR shares. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $72.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. B. Riley set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.44.

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About EPR Properties

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.

Dividend History for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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