EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) was downgraded by investment analysts at Bank of America from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on shares of EPR Properties to $83.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 9th. Raymond James set a $84.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.75.

Shares of EPR Properties stock traded down $0.77 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $77.98. 2,809 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 418,604. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a quick ratio of 5.61, a current ratio of 5.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $61.78 and a fifty-two week high of $80.75.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Monday, April 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $164.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.03 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 42.63% and a return on equity of 10.81%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.26 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 5.4 earnings per share for the current year.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Jack A. Newman, Jr. sold 506 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total transaction of $40,216.88. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,273 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $180,658.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.87, for a total transaction of $77,870.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 31,262 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,434,371.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 6,506 shares of company stock worth $500,937. Insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 0.4% in the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 107,665 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,894,000 after purchasing an additional 477 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 11.7% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 27,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,770,000 after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares during the last quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 17.0% in the 4th quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 137,020 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,773,000 after purchasing an additional 19,924 shares during the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 1st quarter valued at about $238,000. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 4th quarter valued at about $106,000. 84.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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