why EPR Properties [EPR] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $33.71

EPR Properties [NYSE: EPR] slipped around -1.36 points on Friday, while shares priced at $29.37 at the close of the session, down -4.43%. The company report on August 5, 2020 that EPR Properties Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) today announced operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2020 (dollars in thousands, except per share data):.

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EPR Properties stock is now -58.42% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. EPR Stock saw the intraday high of $30.665 and lowest of $28.79 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 79.80, which means current price is +133.87% above from all time high which was touched on 01/22/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.25M shares, EPR reached a trading volume of 1280660 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about EPR Properties [EPR]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EPR shares is $33.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EPR stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for EPR Properties shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 22, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup dropped their target price from $74 to $16. The new note on the price target was released on April 07, 2020, representing the official price target for EPR Properties stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $77, while SunTrust analysts kept a Buy rating on EPR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for EPR Properties is set at 1.49, with the Price to Sales ratio for EPR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.84. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.82, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 12.90.

How has EPR stock performed recently?

EPR Properties [EPR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.05. With this latest performance, EPR shares dropped by -7.73% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -55.93% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -61.70% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for EPR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 39.04, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 33.55, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.86 for EPR Properties [EPR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 32.49, while it was recorded at 31.03 for the last single week of trading, and 46.46 for the last 200 days.

EPR Properties [EPR]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and EPR Properties [EPR] shares currently have an operating margin of +28.76 and a Gross Margin at +66.50. EPR Properties’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +23.62.

Return on Total Capital for EPR is now 3.09, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.53. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.27, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.43. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, EPR Properties [EPR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 111.07. Additionally, EPR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 52.62, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.76. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 111.07, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.62.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, EPR Properties [EPR] managed to generate an average of $2,492,839 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.39 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.10.

Earnings analysis for EPR Properties [EPR]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, EPR Properties posted 0.36/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.73/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -50.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for EPR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for EPR Properties go to 7.00%.

Insider trade positions for EPR Properties [EPR]

There are presently around $1,887 million, or 87.30% of EPR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EPR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 11,185,248, which is approximately -4.244% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 10,935,294 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $321.17 million in EPR stocks shares; and REDWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, currently with $123.31 million in EPR stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in EPR Properties stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 148 institutional holders increased their position in EPR Properties [NYSE:EPR] by around 10,980,353 shares. Additionally, 186 investors decreased positions by around 10,271,447 shares, while 52 investors held positions by with 42,997,393 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 64,249,193 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EPR stock had 41 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,980,205 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 1,404,942 shares during the same period.

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