News articles about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EPR Properties earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4565724897549 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.80.

EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at 69.15 on Monday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $70.23 and its 200 day moving average is $72.49. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $65.50 and a 12-month high of $81.00. The firm has a market cap of $5.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.25 and a beta of 0.57.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $147.80 million for 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 firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a aug 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a yield of 6.06%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 120.00%.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction on 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 4,578 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $327,281.22. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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