EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $79.40.
Several brokerages have weighed in on EPR. Raymond James set a $84.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Bank of America downgraded EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on EPR Properties to $83.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 28th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st.
Shares of NYSE EPR traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $75.10. The stock had a trading volume of 13,440 shares, compared to its average volume of 397,953. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 5.32 and a current ratio of 5.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $75.18. EPR Properties has a twelve month low of $62.75 and a twelve month high of $80.75. The stock has a market cap of $5.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.34, a PEG ratio of 4.42 and a beta of 0.57.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 30th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 73.77%.
In other news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 1,881 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.20, for a total transaction of $147,094.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,882 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $147,172.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.57, for a total transaction of $382,850.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 13,459 shares of company stock worth $1,031,540 over the last ninety days. 1.34% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. 6 Meridian boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 6,897 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $514,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 1,792 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $138,000 after acquiring an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,850 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,033,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.2% during the 1st quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 13,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,015,000 after acquiring an additional 152 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AMP Capital Investors Ltd lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 40,899 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,040,000 after buying an additional 154 shares in the last quarter. 83.10% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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