Bank of America upgraded shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) from an underperform rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, Analyst Ratings Network reports.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Truist raised their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $27.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Friday, December 11th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on EPR Properties from $32.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a sector perform rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut EPR Properties from a neutral rating to an underweight rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, March 2nd. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, January 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $34.13.

NYSE:EPR opened at $49.18 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.68 billion, a P/E ratio of -36.70 and a beta of 1.82. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $46.65 and a 200 day simple moving average of $35.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 15.50 and a quick ratio of 15.50. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $20.62 and a 12-month high of $51.84.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 24th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.35) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by ($0.60). EPR Properties had a negative net margin of 15.35% and a negative return on equity of 2.15%. Research analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 1.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 2,904 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.20, for a total value of $134,164.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Accel Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at $33,000. Samalin Investment Counsel LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 4th quarter worth $58,000. Van ECK Associates Corp grew its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 17.2% in the 3rd quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $62,000 after acquiring an additional 330 shares during the last quarter. Global Wealth Management Investment Advisory Inc. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 13.6% during the fourth quarter. Global Wealth Management Investment Advisory Inc. now owns 2,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $86,000 after purchasing an additional 318 shares during the period. Finally, Neo Ivy Capital Management lifted its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 183.7% during the third quarter. Neo Ivy Capital Management now owns 3,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $95,000 after purchasing an additional 2,248 shares during the last quarter. 84.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money.

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