Equities research analysts expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to post $1.27 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have made estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.25 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.30. EPR Properties reported earnings per share of $1.39 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 8.6%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 24th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.44 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.43 to $5.46. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $5.42 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.24 to $5.63. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover EPR Properties.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on EPR shares. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. ValuEngine raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. TheStreet cut shares of EPR Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. One 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’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $83.33.
In related news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total transaction of $141,700.00. 1.34% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter valued at about $28,000. NewSquare Capital LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter valued at about $39,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 61.3% during the 3rd 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. bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the 3rd quarter valued at about $55,000. Finally, First Interstate Bank lifted its holdings 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 valued at $57,000 after buying an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. 82.61% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
EPR traded down $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $67.95. 739,404 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 535,431. The company has a market cap of $5.38 billion, a PE ratio of 11.14, a P/E/G ratio of 3.96 and a beta of 0.44. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $73.26 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $75.92. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $62.75 and a 1 year high of $80.75. The company has a current ratio of 5.23, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.
The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be paid a $0.375 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.62%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 73.77%.
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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