B. Riley set a $80.00 price objective on EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) in a report released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $81.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a buy rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Friday, August 25th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of EPR Properties from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $78.86.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $67.67 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $4,984.98, a PE ratio of 13.67 and a beta of 0.58. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $66.66 and a 1-year high of $77.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88.

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The firm also recently declared a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 121.43%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in EPR Properties by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,791,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $775,604,000 after buying an additional 454,716 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in EPR Properties by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,298,677 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $524,555,000 after buying an additional 78,416 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in EPR Properties by 22.9% during the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,849,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,684,000 after buying an additional 718,310 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in EPR Properties by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,125,915 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,787,000 after buying an additional 12,552 shares during the period. Finally, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. raised its holdings in EPR Properties by 69.5% during the 2nd quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $74,769,000 after buying an additional 709,368 shares during the period. 86.92% of the stock is owned by 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.

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