Epr Properties (NYSE:EPR): Institutional Investors Aren’t Crazy About It

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Sentiment for Epr Properties (NYSE:EPR)

Epr Properties (NYSE:EPR) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q1 2019. Its down -0.08, from 1.41 in 2018Q4. The ratio dived, as 161 hedge funds increased or started new positions, while 121 cut down and sold their equity positions in Epr Properties. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now own: 62.05 million shares, down from 62.10 million shares in 2018Q4. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Epr Properties in their top 10 positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 27 Reduced: 94 Increased: 108 New Position: 53.

EPR Properties is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $6.05 billion. It invests in the real estate markets of United States and Canada. It has a 22.85 P/E ratio. The firm develops, owns, leases and finances properties in select market divisions primarily related to entertainment, education and recreation.

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $77.39. About 421,778 shares traded. EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has risen 12.43% since September 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Analysts await EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to report earnings on November, 4. They expect $1.35 EPS, down 14.56 % or $0.23 from last year’s $1.58 per share. EPR’s profit will be $105.47 million for 14.33 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual EPS reported by EPR Properties for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.74 % negative EPS growth.

Legg Mason Inc. holds 4.2% of its portfolio in EPR Properties for 726 shares. Denali Advisors Llc owns 146,700 shares or 1.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Torch Wealth Management Llc has 1.48% invested in the company for 31,105 shares. The Ohio-based Randolph Co Inc has invested 1.41% in the stock. Wedge Capital Management L L P Nc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 1.60 million shares.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of EPR Props’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating EPR Props, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $2000 while the high is $8300. The stock’s average target of $66.25 is -14.39% below today’s ($77.39) share price. EPR was included in 7 notes of analysts from March 22, 2019. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EPR in report on Tuesday, April 30 with “Hold” rating. Bank of America downgraded EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) on Tuesday, June 11 to “Underperform” rating. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $8300 target in Wednesday, August 28 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, August 23. The stock of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, March 22 by Raymond James.

More notable recent EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “EPR Properties: Whether Or Not You’re A Movie-Goer, This Monthly Dividend Payer Could Be For You – Seeking Alpha” on June 26, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Were Hedge Funds Right About Flocking Into EPR Properties (EPR) ? – Yahoo Finance” published on April 24, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “EPR Properties Q1 2019 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on April 28, 2019. More interesting news about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “EPR Properties 2019 FFO guidance brackets estimate – Seeking Alpha” published on February 25, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Stock Goes Ex-Dividend In Just 4 Days – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: July 25, 2019.

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