Wall Street analysts expect that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will post earnings per share of $1.35 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.38 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.33. EPR Properties posted earnings of $1.58 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 14.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Monday, November 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.42 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.37 to $5.46. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $5.62 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.53 to $5.76. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover EPR Properties.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.52). The business had revenue of $175.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $168.46 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.81% and a net margin of 41.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.87 earnings per share.

EPR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 28th. Bank of America cut shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of EPR Properties to $83.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.71.

NYSE:EPR traded down $1.69 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $75.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 395,531 shares, compared to its average volume of 400,871. The company has a market cap of $5.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.49 and a beta of 0.53. EPR Properties has a one year low of $62.75 and a one year high of $80.75. The business’s 50-day moving average is $76.34 and its 200-day moving average is $76.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 5.32 and a quick ratio of 5.32.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 73.77%.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 1,881 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.20, for a total transaction of $147,094.20. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 1,882 shares in the company, valued at $147,172.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.26, for a total transaction of $219,780.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 31,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,288,422.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 7,459 shares of company stock valued at $570,820 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. 6 Meridian boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 2.0% during the second quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 6,897 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $514,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares during the period. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 8.5% during the first quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 1,792 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.1% during the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,850 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,033,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.2% during the first quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 13,196 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,015,000 after buying an additional 152 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AMP Capital Investors Ltd raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.4% during the second quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 40,899 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,040,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.58% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties Company Profile

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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