EPR Properties shares (NYSE:EPR – Get Rating) have received an average “moderate buy” recommendation from the nine brokerage firms that cover them, according to a MarketBeat Ratings report. there is Three stock research analysts rated the company’s stock as a hold recommendation, one as a buy recommendation, and one as a strong buy recommendation. The average 12-month price target of brokers who issued ratings on the stock last year is $50.33.
Recently, many brokerage firms have commented on EPR. StockNews.com began covering the EPR property in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. JMP Securities began covering EPR Properties shares in its research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. They set a “market performance” rating for a stock.
Price performance of EPR properties
EPR Properties shares opened Monday at $43.89. The company’s 50-day moving average is $40.48 and its 200-day moving average is $40.20. The stock has a market cap of $3.3 billion, a price/earnings multiple of 19.68 times, a price/earnings multiple of 1.03 times, and a beta of 1.66 times. EPR Properties hit a one-year low of $33.92 and a one-year high of $55.90. The company has a debt to equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 8.01 and a quick ratio of 8.01.
EPR Properties Dividend Announcement
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend that will be paid out on Thursday, June 15th. His $0.275 dividend will be issued to shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 31. This equates to an annual dividend of $3.30 and a dividend yield of 7.52%. The ex-dividend date for this dividend will be May 30 (Tuesday). EPR Properties’ Dividend Payout Ratio (DPR) is currently 147.98%.
Hedge funds eye EPR assets
Many large investors have recently changed their positions in EPR. M&T Bankcorp increased his holding in EPR Properties by 2.3% in the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp purchased an additional 248 shares last quarter and now owns 11,138 real estate investment trust shares worth $424,000. All Seasons Financial Advisors increased his EPR Properties stake by 2.8% during the fourth quarter. Allseason Financial Advisors, which purchased an additional 250 shares last quarter, now owns 9,151 real estate investment trust shares, valued at $345,000. 1620 Investment Advisors Inc. increased his stake in EPR Properties by 2.0% during the first quarter. 1620 Investment Advisors Inc. purchased an additional 261 shares last quarter and now owns 13,444 real estate investment trust shares valued at $512,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation increased its position in EPR Properties by 1.9% during the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking acquired an additional 265 shares during the previous quarter and now owns 14,542 real estate investment trust shares worth $521,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNC increased his EPR Properties position by 2.4% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNC now owns 12,327 real estate investment trust shares valued at $470,000 after purchasing an additional 285 shares last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 77.57% of the company’s shares.
About EPR properties
EPR Properties operates as a real estate investment trust. The company develops, finances and leases theaters, entertainment retailers and family entertainment centers. It operates in Experience, Education, and Corporate/Unassigned segments. The Experience segment includes investments in megaplex theaters, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail divisions.
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