Equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will announce sales of $159.58 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $155.01 million and the highest estimate coming in at $163.09 million. EPR Properties reported sales of $145.52 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 9.7%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 24th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year sales of $628.90 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $624.33 million to $632.40 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $654.61 million, with estimates ranging from $639.95 million to $670.69 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow EPR Properties.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on EPR Properties from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, December 6th. Finally, TheStreet lowered EPR Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.33.
EPR traded down $0.55 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $68.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 58,651 shares, compared to its average volume of 514,884. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $62.75 and a 52 week high of $80.75. The company’s 50-day moving average is $73.69 and its 200-day moving average is $76.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a current ratio of 5.23. The firm has a market cap of $5.53 billion, a PE ratio of 11.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.07 and a beta of 0.44.
The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be issued a $0.375 dividend. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.62%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 27th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is 73.77%.
In other EPR Properties news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total value of $141,700.00. Corporate insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Doyle Wealth Management acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth $28,000. NewSquare Capital LLC acquired a new stake in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at about $39,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC boosted 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 in the last quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. acquired a new stake in EPR Properties in the third quarter valued at about $55,000. Finally, First Interstate Bank boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 80.7% in the second quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 766 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $57,000 after buying an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. 82.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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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