Reaffirmed: EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Hold Rating Maintained at B.Riley FBR; $80.0 Target in Place

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

 Reaffirmed: EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Hold Rating Maintained at B.Riley FBR; $80.0 Target in Place

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.43, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold EPR Properties shares while 94 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 63.43 million shares or 4.76% more from 60.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Pnc Fincl Services Group Inc Inc has 6,488 shares. Federated Incorporated Pa holds 0.01% or 31,739 shares. First Midwest Fincl Bank Trust Division owns 0.07% invested in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) for 8,673 shares. Exane Derivatives reported 1 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Inc reported 6,306 shares stake. Morgan Stanley holds 0.01% or 276,887 shares in its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P stated it has 24 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Mutual Of America Capital Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 52,101 shares. American Natl Ins Tx, Texas-based fund reported 62,780 shares. Qs Ltd Liability invested 0.01% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Hwg Hldgs L P reported 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). United Kingdom-based Hsbc Hldg Public Limited Co has invested 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Hanson Mcclain has 54 shares. The Florida-based Eagle Asset Mngmt has invested 0.02% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.47 million activity. Shares for $632,107 were sold by Hirons Michael L on Monday, December 18.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Rating Reaffirmed

B.Riley FBR now has a $80.0 price target on the $4.21B market cap company or 39.86 % upside potential. In a note issued to clients on Thursday morning, EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) shares have had their Hold Rating maintained by stock analysts at B.Riley FBR.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.43, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold EPR Properties shares while 94 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 63.43 million shares or 4.76% more from 60.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Pnc Fincl Services Group Inc Inc has 6,488 shares. Federated Incorporated Pa holds 0.01% or 31,739 shares. First Midwest Fincl Bank Trust Division owns 0.07% invested in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) for 8,673 shares. Exane Derivatives reported 1 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Inc reported 6,306 shares stake. Morgan Stanley holds 0.01% or 276,887 shares in its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P stated it has 24 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Mutual Of America Capital Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 52,101 shares. American Natl Ins Tx, Texas-based fund reported 62,780 shares. Qs Ltd Liability invested 0.01% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Hwg Hldgs L P reported 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). United Kingdom-based Hsbc Hldg Public Limited Co has invested 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Hanson Mcclain has 54 shares. The Florida-based Eagle Asset Mngmt has invested 0.02% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.47 million activity. Shares for $632,107 were sold by Hirons Michael L on Monday, December 18.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. EPR Properties has $80 highest and $64 lowest target. $73.33’s average target is 28.20% above currents $57.2 stock price. EPR Properties had 20 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EPR in report on Sunday, August 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 26. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 25. The stock of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, December 16. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 15 by J.P. Morgan. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) rating on Monday, January 22. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $65.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by FBR Capital. The stock of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) earned “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Thursday, September 17. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, July 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

The stock increased 1.62% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $57.2. About 292,229 shares traded. EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has risen 2.91% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.39 earnings per share, up 11.20 % or $0.14 from last year’s $1.25 per share. EPR’s profit will be $102.40 million for 10.29 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.26 actual earnings per share reported by EPR Properties for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.32 % EPS growth.

EPR Properties is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $4.21 billion. It invests in the real estate markets of United States and Canada. It has a 16.96 P/E ratio. The firm develops, owns, leases and finances properties in select market divisions primarily related to entertainment, education and recreation.

More notable recent EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “EPR Properties (EPR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 30, 2018” on January 29, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “EPR Properties Announces Redemption of 7.750% Senior Notes Due 2020” published on January 29, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “EPR Properties Increases Monthly Dividend Nearly 6% for Common Shareholders” on January 18, 2018. More interesting news about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “EPR Properties Becomes Oversold” published on January 18, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “EPR Properties Enters Oversold Territory” with publication date: February 08, 2018.

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