News articles about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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 news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9274446300575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 69.75 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $69.79 and its 200 day moving average is $71.74. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $65.50 and a 1-year high of $77.92. The company has a market cap of $5.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.42 and a beta of 0.59.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.51% and a net margin of 46.90%. The company’s revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a yield of 5.73%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 120.00%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, June 5th. BidaskClub upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.17.

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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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