Brokerages Expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to Post $1.36 EPS

Wall Street analysts expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.36 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.33 to $1.40. EPR Properties posted earnings per share of $1.58 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 13.9%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Monday, November 4th.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.40 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.29 to $5.46. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $5.61 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.53 to $5.74. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow EPR Properties.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.52). The company had revenue of $175.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $168.46 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 41.51% and a return on equity of 9.81%. The company’s revenue was down 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.87 earnings per share.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Raymond James set a $84.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties to $83.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 28th. Bank of America cut shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.83.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,578 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.11, for a total value of $203,945.58. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 7,866 shares in the company, valued at $622,279.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.26, for a total transaction of $219,780.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 31,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,288,422.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 7,459 shares of company stock valued at $570,820. 1.34% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. NewSquare Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $39,000. Griffin Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $105,000. Magnetar Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $240,000. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $274,000. Finally, Private Capital Group LLC lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 448.2% during the second quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,683 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,376 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.09% of the company’s stock.

EPR traded up $1.15 during trading on Thursday, hitting $76.69. The company had a trading volume of 615,241 shares, compared to its average volume of 431,040. The company has a market capitalization of $5.87 billion, a PE ratio of 12.54, a PEG ratio of 4.41 and a beta of 0.57. EPR Properties has a one year low of $62.75 and a one year high of $80.75. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $75.32 and its 200 day moving average price is $76.38. The company has a quick ratio of 5.32, a current ratio of 5.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.87%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is 73.77%.

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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