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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) was upgraded by Ned Davis Research from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Monday, American Banking & Market News reports.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.20% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $49.03. The stock had a trading volume of 99,720 shares. EPR Properties has a one year low of $45.80 and a one year high of $61.18. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $49.69 and a 200-day moving average of $50.16. The company has a market cap of $2.532 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.65.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, November 5th. The company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $87.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.70 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.96 earnings per share. EPR Properties’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $3.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.2633 per share. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.43%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 27th.

EPR has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $53.00 to $54.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, November 12th. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $62.00 to $60.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, November 6th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.00.

EPR Properties, formerly Entertainment Properties Trust, is specialty real estate investment trust (NYSE:EPR).

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