Wall Street analysts predict that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will announce $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.25 to $1.30. EPR Properties reported earnings of $1.39 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 8.6%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 24th.
On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.44 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.43 to $5.46. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $5.45 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.24 to $5.63. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow EPR Properties.
Several brokerages have recently commented on EPR. ValuEngine upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered EPR Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on EPR Properties from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $83.33.
In other news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total transaction of $141,700.00. Company insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Resources Management Corp CT ADV bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at about $93,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC boosted its position in EPR Properties by 173.9% during the third quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 47,028 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,615,000 after purchasing an additional 29,857 shares in the last quarter. Voloridge Investment Management LLC boosted its position in EPR Properties by 20.1% during the third quarter. Voloridge Investment Management LLC now owns 27,958 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,149,000 after purchasing an additional 4,670 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its position in EPR Properties by 1.5% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 57,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,395,000 after purchasing an additional 841 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in EPR Properties by 803.4% during the third quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 18,972 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,458,000 after purchasing an additional 16,872 shares in the last quarter. 82.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
EPR stock traded down $0.76 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $70.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 768,923 shares, compared to its average volume of 431,737. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a current ratio of 5.23. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $74.53 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $76.23. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $62.75 and a 1 year high of $80.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.49, a PEG ratio of 4.10 and a beta of 0.44.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.42%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 73.77%.
EPR Properties Company Profile
EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.
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