Analyst Ratings for EPR Properties (EPR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for EPR last month.

4 analysts declared EPR a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EPR. The highest price target was 82, implying potential capital gains of 14.4 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75, implying a possible loss of 4.63 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.9 percent. That number becomes 6.41 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.71 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.92 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of EPR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 62.22 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of EPR is 0.37.

EPR has a 52-week high of 84.67 and a 52-week low of 65.50. Currently the stock is 9.44 percent higher than its low, and 15.34 percent lower than its 52-week high. EPR has a price/earnings ratio of 22.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EPR value stock report compares EPR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.32 billion. EPR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.