Brokerages expect that EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.44 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.43 to $1.45. EPR Properties reported earnings of $1.25 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 15.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, February 28th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full year earnings of $5.18 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.17 to $5.19. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $5.40 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.12 to $5.48. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for EPR Properties.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.53). The firm had revenue of $122.83 million for 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%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on EPR. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $72.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. 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. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.83.

Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) traded up $1.48 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $56.44. 594,682 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 585,639. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88. The firm has a market cap of $4,160.00, a PE ratio of 16.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.46. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $54.95 and a 1 year high of $77.70.

The business also recently announced a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a yield of 0.00592202664911992%. This is a boost from EPR Properties’s previous jan 18 dividend of $0.34. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 128.57%.

In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516 in the last ninety days. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EPR. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in EPR Properties by 2.1% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 6,559 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $472,000 after buying an additional 136 shares during the last quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $694,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 7.4% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 932,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $67,019,000 after purchasing an additional 64,347 shares in the last quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $518,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 28.7% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 773,378 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $55,582,000 after purchasing an additional 172,436 shares in the last quarter. 88.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About EPR Properties

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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