EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced a sep 17 dividend on Monday, September 18th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of 0.34 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, October 16th.

EPR Properties has increased its dividend by an average of 1.6% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 6 consecutive years. EPR Properties has a dividend payout ratio of 79.4% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings fall. Equities analysts expect EPR Properties to earn $3.48 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $4.08 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 117.2%.

EPR Properties (EPR) traded down 0.68% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $71.67. 421,587 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50-day moving average of $69.56 and a 200-day moving average of $72.00. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $65.50 and a 52-week high of $81.00. The company has a market capitalization of $5.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.99 and a beta of 0.58.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $3.38 EPS for the current year.

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Several research analysts have recently commented on EPR shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, June 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, September 11th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.17.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

Dividend History for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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