Press coverage about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EPR Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.3587796964248 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.48% during trading on Thursday, reaching $68.21. 565,615 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.02 billion, a PE ratio of 19.97 and a beta of 0.57. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $70.89 and a 200 day moving average of $72.72. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $65.50 and a 1-year high of $81.61.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $147.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post $3.38 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a aug 17 dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st were issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.56%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 120.00%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on EPR shares. BidaskClub cut shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.75.

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In other news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.49, for a total transaction of $565,271.43. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 4,578 shares in the company, valued at $327,281.22. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties Company Profile

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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