EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Monday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.19-5.39 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.33. EPR Properties also updated its FY 2020
After-Hours guidance to 5.19-5.39 EPS.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $84.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 18th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $80.00 to $75.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. SunTrust Banks upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $77.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, February 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $81.43.
Shares of EPR Properties stock traded down $5.11 during trading on Thursday, hitting $58.55. 1,680,137 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 676,905. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.93 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $70.79 and a 200-day moving average price of $73.68. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $58.33 and a 1-year high of $80.75. The company has a current ratio of 7.94, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03.
The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.3825 per share. This is an increase from EPR Properties’s previous monthly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 30th. This represents a $4.59 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.84%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is presently 82.72%.
In related news, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 2,500 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.89, for a total transaction of $172,225.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 41,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,833,790.15. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total transaction of $141,700.00. Insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.
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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