EPR Properties (EPR) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.38 Per Share
Brokerages expect EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to announce earnings per share of $1.38 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for EPR Properties’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.44 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.26. EPR Properties reported earnings of $0.82 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 68.3%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.
On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will report full-year earnings of $5.17 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.16 to $5.18. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $5.43 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.33 to $5.48. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for EPR Properties.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Monday, November 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.80.
The business also recently declared a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 121.43%.
In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total transaction of $142,989.00. Following the completion of 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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Penserra Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of EPR Properties by 8.8% in the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC grew its position in shares of EPR Properties by 119.2% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 2,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $159,000 after purchasing an additional 1,184 shares during the period. Timber Hill LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the third quarter valued at $206,000. Private Advisor Group LLC grew its position in shares of EPR Properties by 8.0% in the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 2,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 218 shares during the period. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at $208,000. 88.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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