Technicals Say EPR Properties (EPR) Is A Hold


EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.01 to close at $37.72, a downside of -0.03 percent. An average of 654,140 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.22 in the past week, and it reached a new high 12 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 612,275 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 483,352.

EPR stock has decreased by -9.35% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $36.51 on 12/22/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/22/22, shares of the company touched a low of $34.58 and a high of $56.38 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 11 times so far this year and lost -20.57% or -$9.77 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -33.10% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

EPR stock investors should be aware that EPR Properties (EPR) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 277 days ago on Jun 13. In this transaction, the insider spent $249,956. EVP & CFO, Peterson Mark Alan, disposed of 4,709 shares at a price of $53.08 on Mar 11. The insider now owns more than $249,950 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP & CFO Peterson Mark Alan went on to Sale 9,623 shares at $51.96 each on Mar 10. An amount of $499,973 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

EPR Properties (EPR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.35. The stock’s beta is 1.60. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.37, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.11, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 22.52.

The company has a payout ratio of 154.10%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.2750 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.0250 reported on Thursday February 24 2022.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.10 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.10 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $235.48 million compared to revenue of $531.68 million.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, EPR Properties had $2.81 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $44.77 million in the quarter, while revenues of $34.88 million were grew 41.75%. The analyst consensus anticipated EPR Properties’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.55 per share, but it turned out to be $0.6, a 9.10% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $126.6 million. At the end of the quarter ending September 29, EPR Properties’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $3.05 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $75.02 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at EPR Properties (EPR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 33.06%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 29.76%.

As of today, EPR’s price is $37.88 +0.59% or $0.22 from its 5-day moving average. EPR is currently trading -9.17% lower than its 20-day SMA and -29.30% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +2.06% above the SMA50 and -27.08% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 19.86% and 23.22%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.04. With the 14-day stochastic at 21.78% and the average true range at 1.05, the RSI (14) stands at 37.11%. The stock has reached -0.68 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.56.

Analyst Ratings

JP Morgan upgraded EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Underweight. The consensus rating for EPR Properties (EPR) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell EPR, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 3 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is EPR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $40.00 and $52.00, with a median target of $45.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for EPR Properties (EPR) stock is $45.13.


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