EPR Properties ( EPR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.285 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EPR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of EPR was $51.13, representing a -16.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.18 and a 10.29% increase over the 52 week low of $46.36.
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 $2.5. Zacks Investment Research reports EPR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.14%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.
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 S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio ( PSCF )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF ( VIOV )
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IJS with an increase of 11.36% over the last 100 days. KBWY has the highest percent weighting of EPR at 4.35%.
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