EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total value of $141,700.00.
Shares of EPR stock traded down $0.42 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $70.43. The stock had a trading volume of 377,858 shares, compared to its average volume of 430,302. EPR Properties has a one year low of $62.75 and a one year high of $80.75. The company has a quick ratio of 5.23, a current ratio of 5.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $74.66 and its 200 day simple moving average is $76.27. The firm has a market cap of $5.53 billion, a PE ratio of 11.55, a P/E/G ratio of 4.10 and a beta of 0.44.
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be issued a $0.375 dividend. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 27th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 73.77%.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EPR shares. TheStreet downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on EPR Properties from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. ValuEngine raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $83.33.
Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Doyle Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter valued at $28,000. NewSquare Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth about $39,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 61.3% in the third quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 529 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $40,000 after buying an additional 201 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp. acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the 3rd quarter worth about $55,000. Finally, First Interstate Bank increased its position in EPR Properties by 80.7% during the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 766 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $57,000 after buying an additional 342 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.62% 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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