EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) – Research analysts at B. Riley upped their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of EPR Properties in a report issued on Thursday. B. Riley analyst D. Corak now expects that the company will post earnings of $5.18 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $5.14. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for EPR Properties’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.44 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $1.45 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.30 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.43 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.30 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $5.48 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.71 EPS.

Several other brokerages have also recently commented on EPR. BidaskClub upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded 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. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$78.86.

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Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at C$68.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 8.02 and a current ratio of 7.88. The company has a market capitalization of $5,050.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.85 and a beta of 0.58. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of C$66.29 and a 1-year high of C$77.70.

The business also recently announced a oct 17 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a yield of 5.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 30th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 121.43%.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 3.7% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 320,349 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,024,000 after buying an additional 11,363 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at about $1,120,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 69.5% in the second quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the company’s stock valued at $74,769,000 after buying an additional 709,368 shares during the period. Alpha Windward LLC lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 6.3% in the second quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 6,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $486,000 after buying an additional 403 shares during the period. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 8.8% in the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 129 shares during the period. 85.14% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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