EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) gapped down prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $78.19, but opened at $78.44. EPR Properties shares last traded at $79.58, with a volume of 592,200 shares traded.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on EPR. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on EPR Properties from $70.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on EPR Properties from $58.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, May 13th. KeyCorp upgraded EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Sunday, July 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $80.00.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $80.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $72.04. The company has a market cap of $5.06 billion and a PE ratio of 25.91.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $118 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.03 million. The company’s revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.08 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $4.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a aug 16 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 4.84%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 29th.

EPR Properties (EPR) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment portfolio includes entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Company’s Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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