EPR Properties’ (EPR) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated their buy rating on shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) in a research report released on Monday.

A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on EPR. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. KeyCorp reissued a buy rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. B. Riley reissued a neutral rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $78.86.

EPR Properties (EPR) traded up $0.56 on Monday, hitting $69.12. 416,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 449,832. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,050.54, a P/E ratio of 13.85 and a beta of 0.58. EPR Properties has a one year low of $66.62 and a one year high of $77.70.

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

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

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