News headlines about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EPR Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.3870591505608 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $67.22. 1,129,168 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 442,821. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,982.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.66 and a beta of 0.57. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $66.21 and a 1-year high of $77.70. The company has a current ratio of 7.88, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03.

The company also recently declared a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 121.43%.

EPR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, September 11th. B. Riley set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.67.

In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total transaction of $142,989.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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