Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $72.10.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised EPR Properties from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Raymond James boosted their price target on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th.

EPR Properties stock opened at $78.10 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.77, a quick ratio of 3.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. The company has a market cap of $5.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.80, a PEG ratio of 4.43 and a beta of 0.70. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $52.80 and a fifty-two week high of $78.88.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be given a $0.375 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.76%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 73.77%.

In related news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 860 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.60, for a total value of $62,436.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,882 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $136,633.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Mark Alan Peterson sold 3,000 shares of the company’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 value of $225,120.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 15,563 shares of company stock worth $1,154,384. Insiders own 1.36% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Lindbrook Capital LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 195.6% during the 4th 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 during the last quarter. Pearl River Capital LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the 4th quarter valued at $32,000. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the 4th quarter valued at $33,000. Finally, Fort L.P. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 173.2% during the 4th quarter. Fort L.P. now owns 560 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $36,000 after buying an additional 355 shares during the last quarter. 84.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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