EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.35 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to post earnings of $1.35 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.38 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.32. EPR Properties posted earnings per share of $1.39 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 2.9%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Monday, February 24th.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year earnings of $5.42 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.20 to $5.52. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $5.59 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.36 to $5.73. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow EPR Properties.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. ValuEngine downgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. TheStreet downgraded EPR Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.17.

Shares of NYSE:EPR traded up $0.87 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $73.68. 320,343 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 405,710. The stock has a market cap of $5.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.08, a PEG ratio of 4.18 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a current ratio of 5.23, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. EPR Properties has a twelve month low of $62.75 and a twelve month high of $80.75. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $76.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $76.90.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 31st were given a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.11%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, October 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.77%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC increased its position in EPR Properties by 2.7% during the 3rd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 22,115 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,700,000 after purchasing an additional 584 shares in the last quarter. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC increased its position in EPR Properties by 37.1% during the 3rd quarter. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC now owns 5,230 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $402,000 after purchasing an additional 1,414 shares in the last quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC increased its position in EPR Properties by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,681 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $667,000 after purchasing an additional 451 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in EPR Properties by 4.9% during the 3rd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 2,084,761 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $160,235,000 after purchasing an additional 96,881 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in EPR Properties by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 14,343 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,102,000 after purchasing an additional 164 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.21% of the company’s stock.

About EPR Properties

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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