EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at KeyCorp in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $80.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. KeyCorp’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.14% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 11th. ValuEngine lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.17.

EPR Properties (EPR) traded down 0.07% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $70.71. The company had a trading volume of 257,006 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $5.21 billion, a PE ratio of 20.71 and a beta of 0.58. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $65.50 and a 52-week high of $81.00. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $69.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $71.87.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.51% and a net margin of 46.90%. The business had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.07 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.17 EPS. EPR Properties’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post $3.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,083 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $365,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 5,290 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $380,000 after purchasing an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 4,036 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $290,000 after purchasing an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 11,048 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $813,000 after purchasing an additional 82 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 9,416 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $677,000 after purchasing an additional 82 shares during the last quarter. 85.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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