What’s Next for EPR Properties (EPR) After Making 52 Week Low?

December 7, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.41, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 20 investors sold EPR Properties shares while 87 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 60.55 million shares or 11.65% more from 54.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
223,231 were accumulated by Nationwide Fund Advsr. Barclays Public Limited Com owns 0% invested in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) for 37,301 shares. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.03% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Echo Street Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.22% or 80,709 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer And accumulated 190,610 shares. Keybank National Association Oh invested in 19,717 shares. Chicago Equity Prtnrs Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Scout owns 372,435 shares. 10,010 were reported by Cwm Lc. West Family Invs holds 0.08% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) or 4,400 shares. Vanguard Grp holds 0.04% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) or 10.79 million shares. Natixis has invested 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Credit Suisse Ag owns 145,811 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 16,700 are held by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Price T Rowe Associate Md holds 0% in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) or 29,794 shares.

The stock of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) hit a new 52-week low and has $64.58 target or 3.00 % below today’s $66.58 share price. The 8 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $4.91 billion company. The 1-year low was reported on Dec, 7 by Barchart.com. If the $64.58 price target is reached, the company will be worth $147.15 million less.
The 52-week low event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very negative momentum and is time when sellers come in. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.

The stock increased 0.15% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $66.58. About 76,728 shares traded. EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has risen 2.91% since December 7, 2016 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 $102.40M for 11.97 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 (NYSE:EPR) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. EPR Properties had 14 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24 with “Buy”. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of EPR in report on Friday, December 16 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, August 6. FBR Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $80.0 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, October 12. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Ladenburg with “Buy”. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, February 25. Citigroup maintained EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) rating on Friday, August 12. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $80 target.

More notable recent EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “EPR Properties Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results” on November 08, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “The Ultimate Sleep Well At Night REIT Recipe” published on November 22, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “EPR Properties: A Little Sideways” on November 26, 2017. More interesting news about EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “EPR Properties Prices Offering of $150 Million of 5.750% Series G Cumulative …” published on November 20, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Retirement Security: Income Investors’ Black Friday REIT” with publication date: November 25, 2017.

EPR Properties is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $4.91 billion. It invests in the real estate markets of United States and Canada. It has a 19.5 P/E ratio. The firm develops, owns, leases and finances properties in select market divisions primarily related to entertainment, education and recreation.

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