EPR Properties (EPR) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $77.25.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price target on the stock.

In related news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total value of $840,420.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,384 shares in the company, valued at $2,304,191.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Pensionfund Sabic increased its stake in EPR Properties by 26.9% in the 4th quarter. Pensionfund Sabic now owns 11,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $772,000 after buying an additional 2,500 shares in the last quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands increased its stake in EPR Properties by 25.8% in the 4th quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands now owns 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,918,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in EPR Properties by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 172,170 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,007,000 after buying an additional 3,344 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 23.1% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 11,594 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $809,000 after buying an additional 2,178 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter worth $249,000. 88.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down $0.47 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $59.83. The stock had a trading volume of 150,876 shares, compared to its average volume of 573,188. The company has a market cap of $4,450.00, a PE ratio of 17.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $59.53 and a 12-month high of $77.70.

The business also recently announced a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 6.25%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 121.43%.

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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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