EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) declared a monthly dividend on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be given a dividend of 0.32 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 28th. This is a boost from EPR Properties’s previous monthly dividend of $0.29.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 69.53 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $4.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.29 and a beta of 0.71. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $53.00 and a 12-month high of $84.67. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $71.98 and its 200-day moving average price is $75.96.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.21 by $0.02. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.29% and a return on equity of 10.16%. The firm earned $125.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $120.35 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post $4.78 EPS for the current year.

Dividend History for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

A number of equities analysts have commented on EPR shares. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $70.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. RBC Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective (up previously from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $78.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 12th. Finally, FBR & Co started coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $83.83.

In other news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 6,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.33, for a total value of $457,145.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Peter C. Brown bought 1,907 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $67.64 per share, for a total transaction of $128,989.48. Following the purchase, the director now owns 8,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $541,120. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 9.7% in the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 1,406,907 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,509,000 after buying an additional 123,901 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 26.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 159,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,861,000 after buying an additional 33,014 shares during the period. BlackRock Group LTD raised its stake in EPR Properties by 6.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 594,898 shares of the company’s stock valued at $47,996,000 after buying an additional 33,691 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 2.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,482,860 shares of the company’s stock valued at $200,317,000 after buying an additional 63,910 shares during the period. Finally, US Bancorp DE raised its stake in EPR Properties by 5.3% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 33,253 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,683,000 after buying an additional 1,660 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.20% of the company’s stock.

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About EPR Properties

EPR Properties (EPR) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment portfolio includes entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Company’s Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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