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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) SVP Morgan G. Earnest II sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.43, for a total transaction of $272,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 78,878 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,293,330. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 0.15% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $54.77. The stock had a trading volume of 125,964 shares. EPR Properties has a one year low of $46.69 and a one year high of $55.09. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $53.83 and its 200-day moving average is $51.94. The company has a market cap of $2.927 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.12.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $89.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.69 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.94 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $4.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a may 14 dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.285 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 6.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 28th.

Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have a $59.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $60.00. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.67.

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

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