Zacks: Analysts Anticipate EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to Post $1.24 Earnings Per Share

Equities research analysts predict that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will post earnings per share of $1.24 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.23 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.26. EPR Properties posted earnings of $1.17 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 6%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.15 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.08 to $5.20. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $5.50 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.45 to $5.53. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow EPR Properties.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Thursday, May 18th. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.29.

In other news, Director Robert J. Druten sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total transaction of $632,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,304 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,567,971.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.49, for a total transaction of $565,271.43. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,578 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $327,281.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its position in EPR Properties by 0.3% in the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,686 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $860,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. Capital One National Association raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.0% in the first quarter. Capital One National Association now owns 5,649 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $416,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the period. Wade G W & Inc. raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.1% in the first quarter. Wade G W & Inc. now owns 6,640 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $489,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 0.7% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 11,048 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $813,000 after buying an additional 82 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 2.3% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,964 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $292,000 after buying an additional 88 shares during the period. 77.07% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) traded up 0.76% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $73.34. 358,698 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $65.50 and a 12-month high of $84.67. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $72.30 and a 200-day moving average of $73.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.29 and a beta of 0.57.

The business also recently disclosed a jun 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.46%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 129.52%.

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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