EPR Properties ( EPR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EPR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that EPR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $46.61, the dividend yield is 6.44%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EPR was $46.61, representing a -4.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.92 and a 16.41% increase over the 52 week low of $40.04.
EPR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). EPR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.26. Zacks Investment Research reports EPR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.52%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EPR Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to EPR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EPR as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY )
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 5.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of EPR at 3.19%.