EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) – Research analysts at FBR & Co issued their FY2019 EPS estimates for EPR Properties in a report released on Monday. FBR & Co analyst D. Corak expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $5.72 for the year.

EPR has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, September 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.67.

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EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded down 0.82% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $69.75. 374,040 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $70.70 and its 200 day moving average is $71.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.42 and a beta of 0.59. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $65.50 and a 52 week high of $77.70.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The company 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 firm’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.17 EPS.

The company also recently announced a oct 17 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.72%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 120.00%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EPR. OppenheimerFunds Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 28.2% during the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 9,595 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $706,000 after purchasing an additional 2,108 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 3.8% during the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 6,423 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $473,000 after purchasing an additional 233 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 3.6% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 868,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $63,919,000 after purchasing an additional 30,184 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 3.0% during the first quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 10,004 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $737,000 after purchasing an additional 294 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 9.9% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 308,986 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $22,751,000 after purchasing an additional 27,832 shares in the last quarter. 84.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About EPR Properties

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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