Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $72.00 price target on EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.
A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on EPR. B. Riley reiterated a hold rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EPR Properties from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. SunTrust Banks set a $65.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $75.83.
EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at $54.96 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. The firm has a market cap of $4,133.49, a P/E ratio of 16.36, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.46. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $54.95 and a 52-week high of $77.70.
The firm also recently declared a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders 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 is Tuesday, January 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 128.57%.
In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Lourd Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Timber Hill LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at approximately $206,000. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Csenge Advisory Group purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at approximately $234,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at approximately $249,000. 88.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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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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