EPR Properties (EPR) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EPR Properties earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 44.5514201620802 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks set a $65.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.50.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded down $0.75 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $58.07. 511,215 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 568,863. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,280.00, a PE ratio of 17.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $57.93 and a 1-year high of $77.70.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.53). The business had revenue of $122.83 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $124.32 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 45.71% and a return on equity of 10.01%. equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 5.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This is a boost from EPR Properties’s previous jan 18 dividend of $0.34. This represents a yield of 0.00592202664911992%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.43%.

In related news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total transaction of $142,989.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock valued at $1,615,516. 1.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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