EPR Properties (EPR) Given News Impact Rating of 0.28

Media coverage about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has trended positive on Friday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EPR Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 33 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 13th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on EPR Properties to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $82.29.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.80% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $75.53. The stock had a trading volume of 886,568 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $73.73 and its 200-day moving average is $72.85. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $64.00 and a 52 week high of $84.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.83 and a beta of 0.69.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.03. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.16% and a net margin of 46.29%. The firm earned $130.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $125.09 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.18 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $3.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a apr 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 28th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 5.44%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 26th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 130.35%.

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About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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