EPR Properties (EPR) Given a $80.00 Price Target at B. Riley
A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on EPR. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday, November 13th. SunTrust Banks began coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a hold rating and a $69.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a neutral rating to an underweight rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $72.00.
Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) opened at $54.22 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $3,990.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 8.20. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $51.87 and a 12 month high of $76.90.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This is a boost from EPR Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.66%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 131.71%.
In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $840,420.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 38,384 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,304,191.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. increased its position in EPR Properties by 102.6% during the fourth quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. now owns 2,308 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $151,000 after acquiring an additional 1,169 shares during the last quarter. Timber Hill LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at $206,000. Lourd Capital LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties during the fourth quarter valued at $203,000. Csenge Advisory Group bought a new position in EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at $234,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at $249,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.65% of the company’s stock.
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.
Receive News & Ratings for EPR Properties Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for EPR Properties and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.