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Creative Planning Has $238000 Position in Government Properties Income Trust (GOV)

The real estate investment trust reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.02. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.57% of EPR Properties worth $30,263,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Riverhead Capital Management has an ownership of 7,826 stocks of the real estate investment trust's shares valued $143,000 after scooping up an extra 3,226 shares through out the previous quarter, SG Americas Securities bought a fresh position in stocks of Government Properties Income Trust in the Fiscal Q2 valued about $145,000. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,220,261 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $531,629,000 after purchasing an additional 7,027,848 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 44.9% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new position in Government Properties Income Trust during the 1st quarter valued at about $127,000. State Street Corp now owns 2,113,363 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $155,607,000 after purchasing an additional 63,987 shares during the period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its position in EPR Properties by 9.2% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,745,740 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $33,283,000 after buying an additional 76,282 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.09% of the company's stock. If you are viewing this article on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/09/18/epr-properties-announces-sep-17-dividend-of-0-34-epr.html. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $81.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) on Thursday, September 17 to "Buy" rating.

Several research firms have commented on EPR. KeyCorp restated a "buy" rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Friday, August 25th.

Analyst Recommendations are opinions given by analysts to their clients about whether a given stock is worth buying or not. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $13.68. (NYSE:MPW) slipped over -0.61% at $13.06, after hitting low of $13.01 in an intra-day trade. The stock's last price was lower from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $84.52 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $86.6. If the published price targets set by Medical Properties Trust, Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for MPW is $15. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.51% and a net margin of 46.90%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $0.32 in September 2017 quarter and $0.34 in December 2017 quarter, representing 6.67% and 9.68% growth, respectively.

EPR Properties has increased its dividend by an average of 1.6% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 6 consecutive years. EPR Properties's dividend payout ratio is presently 120.00%.

Medical Properties Trust Inc. has its outstanding Shares of 360.77 Million. The Company's segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other.



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