Wall Street analysts expect that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.32 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 $1.30 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.34. EPR Properties posted earnings per share of $1.87 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 29.4%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, July 29th.

On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year earnings of $5.42 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.38 to $5.48. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $5.62 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.53 to $5.78. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow EPR Properties.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.81% and a net margin of 42.63%. The business had revenue of $164.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.26 earnings per share. EPR Properties’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms recently commented on EPR. Raymond James set a $84.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.08.

In other EPR Properties news, CFO Mark Alan Peterson sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.04, for a total transaction of $225,120.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jack A. Newman, Jr. sold 506 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total transaction of $40,216.88. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,273 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $180,658.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 4,366 shares of company stock valued at $327,773 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Lindbrook Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $25,000. First Interstate Bank acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the first quarter valued at approximately $33,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 195.6% in the fourth quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 467 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $30,000 after buying an additional 309 shares in the last quarter. Pearl River Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $32,000. Finally, Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $33,000. Institutional investors own 83.83% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties stock traded up $0.50 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $78.64. 38,785 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 417,349. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $57.85 and a 52 week high of $80.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 5.61 and a current ratio of 5.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.89, a PEG ratio of 4.52 and a beta of 0.69.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 30th were given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, April 29th. This represents a $4.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.72%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.77%.

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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