Todays Report: The FBR & Co Reiterates Marketperform Rating for EPR Properties (EPR)

The FBR & Co Reiterates Marketperform Rating for EPR Properties (EPR)

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)‘s stock had its “marketperform” rating reissued by equities research analysts at FBR & Co in a research report issued on Tuesday.

EPR has been the topic of a number of other reports. Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $88.00 price target (up from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $85.83.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up 0.65% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $75.61. 73,927 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $53.00 and a 1-year high of $84.67. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $77.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $74.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.62 and a beta of 0.78.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $118 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.03 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 10.05%. The business’s revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.08 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that EPR Properties will post $4.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a sep 16 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be given a $0.32 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 5.02%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 124.68%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 48.8% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,256,724 shares of the company’s stock worth $150,344,000 after buying an additional 740,297 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 17.1% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,418,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $161,150,000 after buying an additional 352,750 shares in the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth approximately $825,000. Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 7.0% in the second quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 101,319 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,174,000 after buying an additional 6,597 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Barclays PLC increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.0% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 23,613 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,558,000 after buying an additional 238 shares in the last quarter. 97.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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