Trade-Ideas LLC identified

EPR Properties

(

EPR

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified EPR Properties as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EPR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $87.8 million.
  • EPR has traded 5,298 shares today.
  • EPR is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on EPR:

EPR Properties is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of United States and Canada. The firm develops, owns, leases and finances properties in select market segments primarily related to entertainment, education and recreation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5%. EPR has a PE ratio of 25. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate EPR Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for EPR Properties has been 500,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. EPR has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.56 and a short float of 10.9% with 4.25 days to cover. Shares are up 33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates EPR Properties as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • EPR's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 12.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 19.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 32.45% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, EPR should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • EPR PROPERTIES has improved earnings per share by 20.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, EPR PROPERTIES increased its bottom line by earning $2.93 versus $2.78 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.03 versus $2.93).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 26.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $42.82 million to $54.18 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $69.08 million or 20.09% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, EPR PROPERTIES has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 11.45%.

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