EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced a sep 17 dividend on Monday, September 18th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of 0.34 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, October 16th. This represents a yield of 5.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th.

EPR Properties has raised its dividend payment by an average of 1.6% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 6 years. EPR Properties has a dividend payout ratio of 79.1% indicating that its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings tumble. Research analysts expect EPR Properties to earn $5.44 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $4.08 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 75.0%.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at 69.97 on Friday. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $65.50 and a 52-week high of $81.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $69.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $71.87. The stock has a market cap of $5.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.49 and a beta of 0.58.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. Equities analysts predict that EPR Properties will post $3.44 EPS for the current year.

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Several analysts have commented on EPR shares. BidaskClub cut shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 11th. ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.17.

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.

Dividend History for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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