EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Rating Increased to Buy at Bank of America


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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, Benzinga reports.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on EPR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $31.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, December 21st. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $32.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 10th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.13.

EPR traded up $0.52 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $48.10. The company had a trading volume of 6,132 shares, compared to its average volume of 942,834. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $20.62 and a 52 week high of $51.84. The company has a quick ratio of 15.50, a current ratio of 15.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.45. The company has a market capitalization of $3.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -35.75 and a beta of 1.82. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $47.20 and its 200 day moving average price is $35.99.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 24th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.35) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.60). EPR Properties had a negative net margin of 15.35% and a negative return on equity of 2.15%. Research analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 1.87 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 2,904 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.20, for a total value of $134,164.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EPR. Global Wealth Management Investment Advisory Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 13.6% during the 4th quarter. Global Wealth Management Investment Advisory Inc. now owns 2,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $86,000 after purchasing an additional 318 shares in the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 17.2% during the third quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $62,000 after purchasing an additional 330 shares during the period. Community Bank of Raymore increased its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 2.9% during the fourth quarter. Community Bank of Raymore now owns 15,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $980,000 after purchasing an additional 435 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in EPR Properties by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 218,647 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,106,000 after acquiring an additional 817 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its position in EPR Properties by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 17,641 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $573,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.73% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money.

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