Wall Street brokerages predict that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will report sales of $127.03 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $123.64 million and the highest estimate coming in at $129.20 million. EPR Properties reported sales of $107.47 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 18.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year sales of $127.03 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $472.97 million to $490.00 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $522.23 million per share, with estimates ranging from $493.68 million to $542.60 million. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover EPR Properties.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. 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 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.17.

In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 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 transaction of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 320,349 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $23,024,000 after purchasing an additional 11,363 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 72,763 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,229,000 after purchasing an additional 378 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 5,290 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $380,000 after purchasing an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 124.2% during the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 58,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,172,000 after purchasing an additional 32,153 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 285.7% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 264,958 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $19,042,000 after purchasing an additional 196,258 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.46% of the company’s stock.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down $0.08 on Wednesday, reaching $62.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 532,663 shares, compared to its average volume of 448,899. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $62.16 and a 12 month high of $77.70. The stock has a market cap of $4,610.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.63, a PEG ratio of 2.09 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.

The business also recently declared a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.25%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 121.43%.

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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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