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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday , Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The company traded as high as $56.46 and last traded at $56.45, with a volume of 94,151 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.87.

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. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.67.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $54.57 and its 200-day moving average is $52.65. The company has a market cap of $3.006 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.44.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $0.94 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that EPR Properties will post $4.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a jun 14 dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.285 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 6.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 26th.

In other EPR Properties news, CEO David M. Brain unloaded 27,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.63, for a total transaction of $1,475,010.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

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

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