EPR Properties (EPR) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by SunTrust Banks

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks in a research report issued on Monday. They presently have a $65.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. SunTrust Banks’ target price suggests a potential upside of 7.42% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.50.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.96 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $60.51. 584,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 566,162. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $59.31 and a 1 year high of $77.70. The company has a market capitalization of $4,470.00, a PE ratio of 18.01, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.57.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.53). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 45.71%. research analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 5.18 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $840,420.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 38,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,304,191.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 23.6% during the fourth quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC now owns 15,829 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $944,000 after acquiring an additional 3,027 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 11.6% during the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 38,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,500,000 after acquiring an additional 3,960 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $586,000. Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 4.3% during the fourth quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 135,780 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,888,000 after acquiring an additional 5,613 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 6.5% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 355,243 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $23,255,000 after acquiring an additional 21,808 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.32% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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