EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 11.34% and a net margin of 46.90%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. EPR Properties updated its FY17 guidance to $5.05-$5.20 EPS.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up 0.59% on Friday, hitting $69.72. The company had a trading volume of 890,425 shares. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $65.50 and a 1-year high of $82.78. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $72.88 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.14 and a beta of 0.57.

The business also recently declared a aug 17 dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a $0.34 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 5.56%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 120.00%.

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Several research analysts have weighed in on EPR shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, June 5th. BidaskClub cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, ValuEngine cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.80.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.49, for a total value of $565,271.43. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,578 shares in the company, valued at approximately $327,281.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Robert J. Druten sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total value of $632,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,304 shares in the company, valued at $1,567,971.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EPR. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 2.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,337,034 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $761,115,000 after buying an additional 272,916 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 3,652.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,220,261 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $531,629,000 after buying an additional 7,027,848 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 12.6% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,131,467 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $230,510,000 after buying an additional 349,384 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 3.1% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,113,363 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $155,607,000 after buying an additional 63,987 shares during the period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 9.2% in the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 1,525,442 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $109,634,000 after buying an additional 129,109 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.25% of the company’s stock.

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.

Earnings History for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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