EPR Properties (EPR) Price Target Raised to $80.00 at Raymond James

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Raymond James from $76.00 to $80.00 in a research note issued on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Raymond James’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 5.24% from the company’s current price.

EPR has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of EPR Properties from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 9th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.50.

NYSE EPR opened at $76.02 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.77, a quick ratio of 3.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.46, a P/E/G ratio of 4.29 and a beta of 0.69. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $52.80 and a 52-week high of $77.45.

In other news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 860 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.60, for a total transaction of $62,436.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,882 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $136,633.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 8,128 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.97, for a total transaction of $609,356.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 15,563 shares of company stock valued at $1,154,384 over the last ninety days. 1.36% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. American Century Companies Inc. lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 0.4% during the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 107,665 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,894,000 after purchasing an additional 477 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new position in EPR Properties during the 4th quarter valued at about $50,570,000. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 4.1% during the 4th quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 15,015 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $962,000 after purchasing an additional 586 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 281.2% during the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 336,503 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $21,546,000 after purchasing an additional 248,232 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB bought a new position in EPR Properties during the 4th quarter valued at about $106,000. 83.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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