Equities research analysts forecast that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.32 and the highest is $1.38. EPR Properties posted earnings of $1.39 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 2.9%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Monday, February 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year earnings of $5.42 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.20 to $5.52. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $5.59 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.36 to $5.73. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover EPR Properties.

EPR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 28th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.17.

NYSE:EPR traded up $0.23 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $74.32. 299,043 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 421,198. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $76.56 and a 200-day simple moving average of $76.84. The company has a current ratio of 5.23, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $62.75 and a fifty-two week high of $80.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.18, a PEG ratio of 4.23 and a beta of 0.47.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 31st were given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, October 30th. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.05%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.77%.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EPR. Doyle Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $28,000. NewSquare Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $39,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 61.3% in the 3rd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 529 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $40,000 after purchasing an additional 201 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $55,000. Finally, First Interstate Bank lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 80.7% in the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 766 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $57,000 after purchasing an additional 342 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.00% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties Company Profile

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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