Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $67.71.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. ValuEngine lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Bank of America lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 5th.
In related news, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $2,304,191.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Shares of EPR Properties stock traded down $0.94 on Wednesday, reaching $54.46. 237,323 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 636,446. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,117.16, a PE ratio of 10.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.94 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a quick ratio of 8.20, a current ratio of 8.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $51.87 and a fifty-two week high of $76.90.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by ($0.70). The company had revenue of $147.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.87 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.60% and a net margin of 45.65%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.26 earnings per share. analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 5.33 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a mar 18 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a yield of 7.67%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 86.06%.
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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