Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $69.25.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Bank of America upped their price objective on EPR Properties from $65.50 to $67.50 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. ValuEngine upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Citigroup upped their price objective on EPR Properties from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st.

In other EPR Properties news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total value of $489,790.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CAO Tonya L. Mater sold 4,287 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.13, for a total value of $300,647.31. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 31,395 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,201,731.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 18,537 shares of company stock valued at $1,296,125 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.36% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the 3rd quarter valued at $113,000. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at $143,000. Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at $204,000. UMB Bank N A MO acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at $207,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc bought a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $215,000. 88.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE:EPR traded down $0.45 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $70.98. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 211,931 shares, compared to its average volume of 512,816. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $51.87 and a fifty-two week high of $72.18. The company has a current ratio of 5.57, a quick ratio of 5.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The company has a market cap of $5.30 billion, a PE ratio of 14.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.63 and a beta of 0.43.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.18. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 40.84%. The business had revenue of $176.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.09 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 6.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a oct 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 6.36%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 86.06%.

About EPR Properties

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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