EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) declared a jan 18 dividend on Thursday, January 18th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.36 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, February 15th. This represents a yield of 0.00592202664911992%.
EPR Properties has raised its dividend by an average of 6.1% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 7 consecutive years. EPR Properties has a payout ratio of 78.8% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings tumble. Equities research analysts expect EPR Properties to earn $5.41 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $4.08 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 75.4%.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $60.79. The company had a trading volume of 528,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 555,618. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $59.53 and a 52 week high of $77.70. The company has a market capitalization of $4,390.00, a PE ratio of 18.09, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.17.
In other EPR Properties news, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $840,420.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 38,384 shares in the company, valued at $2,304,191.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 25,459 shares of company stock valued at $1,615,516. 1.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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