EPR - EPR Properties

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+1.11 (+5.14%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

23.50 +0.78 (3.43%)
After hours: 7:24PM EDT

Stock chart is not supported by your current browser
Gain actionable insight from technical analysis on financial instruments, to help optimize your trading strategies
Chart Events
Bullishpattern detected
Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Performance Outlook
  • Short Term
    2W - 6W
  • Mid Term
    6W - 9M
  • Long Term
Previous Close21.61
Bid22.76 x 800
Ask22.71 x 1300
Day's Range21.52 - 23.01
52 Week Range12.56 - 80.75
Avg. Volume1,542,166
Market Cap1.772B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.43
PE Ratio (TTM)9.79
EPS (TTM)2.32
Earnings DateApr 26, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield4.59 (21.24%)
Ex-Dividend DateMar 29, 2020
1y Target Est55.21
Fair Value is the appropriate price for the shares of a company, based on its earnings and growth rate also interpreted as when P/E Ratio = Growth Rate. Estimated return represents the projected annual return you might expect after purchasing shares in the company and holding them over the default time horizon of 5 years, based on the EPS growth rate that we have projected.
Fair Value
-19% Est. Return
Research that delivers an independent perspective, consistent methodology and actionable insight
Related Research
View more
  • Does EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Have A Particularly Volatile Share Price?
    Simply Wall St.

    Does EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Have A Particularly Volatile Share Price?

    If you're interested in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price...

  • EPR Properties (EPR): These Hedge Funds Were Caught Flat-Footed
    Insider Monkey

    EPR Properties (EPR): These Hedge Funds Were Caught Flat-Footed

    We hate to say this but, we told you so. On February 27th we published an article with the title Recession is Imminent: We Need A Travel Ban NOW and predicted a US recession when the S&P 500 Index was trading at the 3150 level. We also told you to short the market and buy […]

  • 3 “Strong Buy” Dividend Stocks Yielding At Least 10%

    3 “Strong Buy” Dividend Stocks Yielding At Least 10%

    Sometimes, sentiment can turn on a dime. The Senate passed a coronavirus relief bill, and the stock markets responded with their third consecutive day of gains – the first time that has happened since mid-February. The passage of the Senate bill by a unanimous vote now sends the measure to the House. President Trump has already said that he will sign the measure when it reaches his desk.The S&P 500 has gained 238 points in the last two sessions, the index’s best two-day gain since November 2008. The Dow Jones gained 2.4% yesterday, and stands at 21,200 after adding 2,600 points in the last two sessions. After weeks of mostly steady market declines, the gains of the past two sessions are a much-needed shot in the arm, boosting investor morale and raising hopes that now, at last, the worst of the bear market may be behind us.Which means, investors need to decide where to allocate their funds. There’s no telling how long this high note will be sustained, so defensive stock plays are probably still a wise choice. We’ve pulled three such stocks out the of the TipRanks database, using the Dividend Calendar tool to find stocks that aren’t just showing a temporary gain but are also likely to continue paying out reliable returns.Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)We’ll start in Oklahoma, where Tulsa-based Williams Companies operates in the utility realm, providing processing and transport services for natural gas. Among WMB’s assets, it controls gas pipelines from Rocky Mountain production regions to the Pacific Northwest, as well as pipelines and processing facilities connecting Appalachian and Texan drilling areas with each other and with export facilities on the Gulf and East coasts. Williams handles nearly one-third of the natural gas used by US commercial and residential customers.The company showed revenue gains in the fourth quarter, which was a relief after it missed in Q3. The Q4 top line came in at $2.1 billion, beating the forecast by 2%, and growing a half-percent sequentially. EPS missed the forecast by one cent, coming in at 24 cents per share. That number was, however, up 26% year-over-year.WMB also showed a yoy gain in distributable cash. The cash available grew more than 10% yoy, to $828 million. That is a good sign for income-minded investors, as it ensures the sustainability of WMB’s dividend.That dividend currently yields over 12%, more than 6x times higher than the average dividend in the Basic Materials stock sector. The payment is $1.60 annualized, payed out at 40 cents per share quarterly. The company has raised the dividend payment three times in the past three years.UBS analyst Shneur Gershuni covers this stock, and reiterates his Buy rating. His $28 price target suggests a powerful upside potential of 97%. (To watch Gershuni’s track record, click here)In his comments on the stock, Gershuni notes the high dividend yield. More importantly for immediate conditions, he also notes the company’s flexibility in coping with the ongoing epidemic: “WMB has three different control rooms and can control G&P and pipelines remotely if needed. WMB doesn't expect any supply disruption due to the Coronavirus.”Williams gets a Strong Buy rating on the analyst consensus, based on 13 recent reviews. These include 10 Buys and 3 Holds. Shares are priced low, at $14.41, but the average price target of $22.31 indicates room for an impressive upside of 55%. (See Williams’ stock analysis at TipRanks.)TC Pipelines LP (TCP)The second company on our list is another major player in the natural gas pipeline network in the US and Canada. TC Pipelines is a holding company, acquiring, owning, and operating major interests in natural gas pipelines along the US-Canadian border and through the Midwest. TCP ended 2019 with $280 million in net income, up strongly from a $182 million net loss in 2018. Fourth quarter EPS was well above estimates, at 95 cents, and also up sequentially from 76 cents.Better for investors, the company reported $340 million in distributable cash flow for 2019. That is key for investors – TCP’s greatest attraction as an investment is its 11.3% dividend, and the company’s high cash flow, combined with a dividend payout ratio of 68%, show that the payment is affordable. TCP pays out 65 cents quarterly, annualizing to $2.60, and has held the dividend steady since May 2018.RBC analyst Elvira Scotto points out that TCP, focusing on transport pipelines for natural gas, is well protected from the low prices that have been plaguing the hydrocarbon industry. She says of the stock, “We think the regulated gas assets provide a valuation floor, and we think the steady cash flow profile should be attractive in a volatile commodity environment.”Scotto is upbeat on TCP’s prospects, and shows it with a $44 price target that implies a 62% upside potential. In line with her optimism, Scotto upgrades TCP stock from neutral to Buy. (To watch Scotto’s track record, click here)TC Pipelines has a unanimous Strong Buy consensus rating, based on 4 recent Buy-side reviews. The stock is selling for $26.82, and the average price target, $39.25, indicates room for a profitable 44% upside potential. (See TC Pipelines’ stock analysis at TipRanks)EPR Properties (EPR)We’ll wrap up this list of high-yield dividend stocks with a real estate investment trust, because you just can’t talk dividends without looking at at least one REIT. These companies have a legal requirement to return a certain percentage of their income with shareholders, and the usual mode chosen is the dividend. In EPR’s case, this leads to a spectacular yield of 17%.In real terms, this comes out to per-share payment of 38.25 cents – paid out monthly, which is a nice touch for investors seeking a regular income stream. The annualized payment is $4.59. EPR has a 7-year history of maintaining – and gradually increasing – its dividend payment. The current yield is far higher than the sector average of 2.02%.EPR supports its high dividend with a successful portfolio of amusement parks, theaters, ski resorts, and other entertainment properties. Among its assets, the company counts 179 theaters, 13 ski resorts. Among its other moves, EPR owns 1 casino property and 7 fitness and wellness centers.EPR finished 2019 with EPS of $1.26, just missing the forecast and slipping 10 cents from the year before. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% year-over-year, reaching $154.77 million, although it was 3% below estimates. With the COVID-19 epidemic spreading, EPR’s focus on entertainment-related properties will likely prove a net negative in the short- to mid-term, but investors can expect a surge of pent-up demand when quarantines and lockdowns are lifted.5-star analyst Ki Bin Kim, of SunTrust Robinson, notes that EPR is taking defensive measures to prevent deep losses during the current coronavirus environment. He writes of the stock, “Right now, FFO accretion is NOT the main concern. It’s about safety; it’s about the balance sheet. Keeping the $500m of cash on the balance sheet and 100% availability of the $1bn line of credit is much more important than trying to deploy capital…”Kim sees the company’s defensiveness as a smart move, and maintains his Buy rating on the stock. His $60 price target suggests an upside here of 124%, showing the company’s underlying strength. (To watch Kim’s track record, click here)EPR’s 4 most recent reviews include 3 Buys and 1 Hold, making the analyst consensus rating a Strong Buy. Shares in this stock are selling for $29.55, while the $53.25 average price target implies a valuable 80% upside potential. (See EPR’s stock analysis at TipRanks)

  • New Strong Sell Stocks for March 25th

    New Strong Sell Stocks for March 25th

    Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank 5 (Strong Sell) List today

  • Business Wire

    EPR Properties Provides Update Regarding the Impact of COVID-19

    EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), today provided the following update regarding the evolving impact of COVID-19.

  • Margaritaville Hotel owner pulls the plug: 'Best thing we can do is preserve cash'
    American City Business Journals

    Margaritaville Hotel owner pulls the plug: 'Best thing we can do is preserve cash'

    "Anything we can do, down to the smallest dime or nickel, that's what we're doing. I wanted to make a quick decision to preserve cash," says the owner, who lost $1.5 million of bookings in three days.

  • EPR decides not to chance $1.6B in investments
    American City Business Journals

    EPR decides not to chance $1.6B in investments

    EPR Properties cited “unfavorable market conditions” for the delay, which included $1 billion for a gaming venue and $600 million in other investments.

  • Business Wire

    EPR Properties Announces Deferral of Uncommitted Investment Spending

    EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) today announced the deferral of its anticipated gaming venue investment and all other uncommitted investment spending due to unfavorable current market conditions. As previously announced, the Company entered into a non-binding term sheet with respect to the gaming investment of approximately $1.0 billion. Neither party has any obligation under the term sheet to proceed with the transaction and there can be no assurance that the transaction will be consummated once market conditions improve.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of EPR earnings conference call or presentation 25-Feb-20 1:30pm GMT

    Q4 2019 EPR Properties Earnings Call

  • Business Wire

    EPR Properties to Present at the CITI 2020 Global Property CEO Conference

    EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) announced that CEO Gregory Silvers will present at the Citi 2020 Global Property CEO Conf. on Mar. 3, 2020 at 10:20 AM ET.


    EPR Properties to Host Earnings Call

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 25, 2020 / EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2019 Fourth Quarter Earnings call to be held on February 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM ...

  • At $15 million, Camden charter school campus sells for less than what it cost to develop
    American City Business Journals

    At $15 million, Camden charter school campus sells for less than what it cost to develop

    Its former owner, EPR Properties, spent about $18.4 million to buy the land and develop the three-building property.

  • EPR Properties (EPR) Lags Q4 FFO and Revenue Estimates

    EPR Properties (EPR) Lags Q4 FFO and Revenue Estimates

    EPR Properties (EPR) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of -0.79% and -3.02%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • 10 Dividend Stocks to Buy That Are Off to a Fast Start in 2020

    10 Dividend Stocks to Buy That Are Off to a Fast Start in 2020

    A year ago, I wrote an article about seven dividend stocks to buy that had announced a dividend increase in the first 64 days of 2019. To make the exercise even more useful, I tried to diversify my picks by selecting one stock from seven different sectors. Here's how they've performed since then. 1-Year Total Return - 7 Dividend Stocks to BuyInvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCompany Total Return Current Dividend Yield EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) 1.5% 6.52% Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) 24.5% 2.6% BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) 33.8% 2.6% Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG) 20.2% 3.2% Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) 42% 3.9% Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) 19.1% 1.3% Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) 53.1% 2.2% Average 27.7% 3.18%While the performance of the seven dividend stocks managed to beat the Morningstar US Market Total Return Index by 480 basis points over the past year, I think I can do better. That said, I wouldn't have a problem if you went with the seven stocks listed above. They're all outstanding long-term holds. However, if the name of the game is outperforming the benchmark by more than 480 basis points over the next year, here are 10 stocks that I believe have what it takes to deliver superior performance. * 7 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From the Girl Scouts Changing things up a little, I'm going with stocks that have at least a 2% dividend yield, are up at least 10% year to date, and have market caps greater than $2 billion. Like last time, I tried to include picks from as many different sectors as possible. Sociedad Quimica (SQM)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.86%First up, we've got Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), a basic materials stock that's based in South America. SQM has a market cap of $3.8 billion, is yielding 3.86%, and has a year to date total return of 13.4% through Feb. 18.What does it do? SQM is a producer of chemicals, including lithium, potassium fertilizer, iodine, specialty plant nutrition, and industrial chemicals. Lithium accounts for 43% of its gross profit, followed by specialty plant nutrition at 24%, iodine at 22%, potassium at 8%, and industrial chemicals at 3%.Lithium is used in the production of electric vehicle batteries. Quimica is the world's second-largest producer with 17% global market share. In November, SQM reported significantly worse year-over-year earnings due to lower lithium prices combined with global oversupply issues. As Quimica works to capture greater market share in China, investors should continue to expect significant volatility in its stock price. Long-term, I believe it's a winner. Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.27%Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably heard of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), the consumer goods company behind Colgate toothpaste, Palmolive dish soap, and Hill's pet food. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $64.9 billion, it's yielding 2.27%, and has a year to date total return of 11.1% through Feb. 18.If you've owned CL stock in the past five years, you've likely been disappointed as it generated an annualized total return of 3.6%, 576 basis points worse than its peers in household and personal products. It has done even worse relative to the Morningstar US Market Total Return Index, which generated an 11.8% annualized total return over the same period. The move up so far in 2020 is an indication that CL stock is ready to revert to the mean. On Jan. 23, Colgate announced that it had acquired Hello Products LLC, one of the fastest-growing premium oral care brands in the U.S. Just days later, Hello introduced a CBD product line that includes a variety of kinds of toothpaste and lip balms.If Colgate is going to get out of its funk, innovative brands like Hello Products are a step in the right direction. At 4.2 times sales, I wouldn't categorize CL as cheap, but I would say it's not expensive either. * 7 Failing Tech Stocks to Disconnect From Now Long-term, this looks like the beginning of a long leg up to $100. Blackstone Group (BX)Source: Isabelle OHara / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 3.17%Unless you work on Wall Street, there's a good chance you might confuse Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), an alternative asset manager with more than $571 billion in assets under management, with BlackRock, the investment manager I mentioned earlier in this article.Blackstone has a market cap of $72.8 billion, it's yielding 3.1%, and has a year to date total return of 11.9% through Feb. 18. Over the past five years, it's got an annualized total return of 14.5%, 268 basis points better than the markets as a whole. I've been a fan of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM), another alternative asset manager ($540 billion in AUM), for several years. I don't know as much about Blackstone as I do BAM, but CEO and co-founder Stephen Schwarzman is as smart as they come. It's appropriate that Brookfield CEO Bruce Flatt is equally bright. It makes for a wonderful competition. You can't go wrong owning either of these stocks. Novo Nordisk (NVO)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.9%Selecting Danish health care company Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) was made easier by the fact NVO stock was the only health care company on my screen that was up more than 10% year to date. Novo Nordisk has a market cap of $119.8 billion, it's yielding 1.9%, and has a year to date total return of 10.7% through Feb. 18. Over the past three years, it's got an annualized total return of 24.1%, almost 12 percentage points greater than its biotechnology peers. The company reported its fiscal 2019 results on Feb. 5. They were extremely positive, with operating profits up 11% on the year with revenues increasing by 6% year over year to 122 billion Danish kroner, which is equivalent to $13.4 billion in U.S. dollars. Novo Nordisk's revenues remained stagnant in the three years between 2016 and 2018. However, in 2019, its business took off, with sales growing 9% overall. A significant contributor to that growth was its international operations outside the U.S. Specifically, its AAMEO region (Africa, Asia, Middle East and Oceania), saw sales increase by 16% in 2019, an important number considering it accounts for 23% of sales outside the U.S.In 2019, three drugs in its Diabetes and Obesity care segment: NovoRapid, Victoza, and Ozempic, accounted for 50% of the segment's overall revenue and 42% of the company's total sales. * 7 Strong Value Stocks to Buy for 2020 Somehow, given the diet of most Americans, I don't see the demand for these drugs going away anytime soon. Lockheed Martin (LMT)Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 2.25%Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is one of only three companies that made the cut from the industrial goods sector. I went with LMT for a couple of reasons, which I will get to in a moment. LMT is the largest defense contractor in the world. It's probably best known for the F-35 fighter jet. It has a market cap of $120 billion, it's yielding 2.25%, and has a year to date total return of 11.9% through Feb. 18.The first reason I like Lockheed Martin is that a woman runs it. Marilyn Hewson, its CEO, was named CEO of the Year in 2018 by Chief Executive magazine. Go through a list of past winners and you'll see that the long-time employee is in good company. When LMT stock dipped in July 2018, I just had to recommend its stock. It's up almost 50% since then. Defense contractors don't have it as easy as some might think. Hewson makes the job look easy. The second reason I like LMT stock is that it's a likely suitor for Bombardier (OTCMKTS:BDRBF) now that the Quebec aerospace company has sold off everything but its business jet program that includes the Learjet, Challenger, and Global brands. Bombardier is better off within a larger company; Lockheed could use a civil aviation business. Like the merger many years ago between Lockheed and Martin Marietta, this one would be a winner. Darden Restaurants (DRI)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.9%For most investors, Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) is probably best known as the owner of Olive Garden. When I think of DRI, I think of Yardhouse, the company's food and craft beer concept, that has 79 locations across the U.S. However, there's no question that Olive Garden is the biggest brand in the Darden stable with 867 locations as of Q2 2020. Darden has a market cap of $14.6 billion, it's yielding 2.9%, and has a year to date total return of 11.3% through Feb. 18.It has been a while since I've considered DRI stock. The last time I wrote about the company in 2013, it still owned Red Lobster, which has since been sold off. At the time, CEO Clarence Otis was driving the company into the ground. It needed a new direction. * 9 Food and Restaurant Stocks to Dine In On Current CEO Gene Lee has been the chief executive since October 2014, when the former COO was put in charge after activist investor Starboard Value had Otis fired. On an interim basis at first, Lee became the permanent chief executive in February 2015. Since Lee has taken the reins, DRI stock is up 116% over the past five years. He remains a firm hand in a very competitive industry. NortonLifeLock (NLOK)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.4%It has been three months since Symantec was renamed NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ:NLOK), after Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) acquired Symantec's enterprise business for $10.7 billion.NortonLifeLock has a market cap of $12.5 billion, it's yielding 2.4%, and has a year to date total return of 27.5% through Feb. 18. What's left after the sale is the Norton and LifeLock consumer cyber safety brands. On its first day of trading, UBS analyst Fatima Boolani gave NLOK stock a "buy" rating and a $27 target price. Boolani believes that NLOK has an excellent chance to be a reliable generator of free cash flow providing investors with a healthy dividend.It's important to note that most of the gains in 2020 are due to the $12 a share special dividend paid on Jan. 31 as part of the company's pledge to return more than 100% of the after-tax proceeds from the sale of its enterprise business. In fiscal 2020, NortonLifeLock is likely to finish the year with free cash flow approaching $1 billion. Based on its current market cap, it's got an FCF yield of 8%, which many consider being value territory. Add in the healthy dividend and NLOK could be the best of the bunch value-wise. Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3%It's not often that you see a utility company make a list of stocks to buy for capital appreciation, but I did say I would include as many sectors as possible. Being from Canada, I take special pride in Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN).The company has a market cap of $8.7 billion, it's yielding 3%, and has a year to date total return of 16.5% through Feb. 18. Over the past five years, it's got an annualized total return of 18%. Vivian Lewis, the editor of the Global Investing newsletter, recently called AQN her favorite investment idea for 2020. It was her top pick for conservative investors in 2019. As Lewis points out, Algonquin plans to be generating 75% of its electricity from renewable power no later than 2023. Selling to more than 750,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada, it is an excellent play on climate change. There's no question AQN is a winner. That's why in November 2018, I called it one of the best stocks to buy under $10. Since then, it's up 58%, an annualized rate of return of 48%. * 7 Stocks to Buy for February Contrarians If all utilities were like that, there wouldn't be anything else in my portfolio. BlackRock (BLK)Source: David Tran Photo / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 2.6%Now that I've gotten through all the sectors with at least one pick each, I've gone back to one of two stocks from last year's recommendations mentioned earlier. BlackRock has a market cap of $86.8 billion, it's yielding 2.6%, and has a year to date total return of 12.4% through Feb. 18. As I highlighted earlier, BLK stock has a great return over the past year, up 27.8%. It even has a pretty good three-year annualized total return of 15.6%, 99 basis points higher than the markets as a whole. It's not nearly as good for the five- and 10-year periods. Back in January 2019, I recommended BLK stock, suggesting that its diverse revenue streams (iShares accounted for just 38% of sales; in 2019, that was down to 30% of its base fees) make it an excellent investment in good times and bad. CEO Larry Fink remains one of America's most outspoken chief executives. However, I say that with reverence. Very few CEOs of large companies have the stomach for honest conversations. To shareholders' benefit, Fink does. As long as Fink is CEO, BLK remains a fantastic dividend stock to own for the long haul. Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.86%Last but not least, I ave gone back to one of Brookfield Asset Management's spinoffs. It owns 30% of Brookfield Infrastructure and went public in January 2008. Brookfield Infrastructure has a market cap of $22.7 billion, it's yielding almost 3.9%, and has a year to date total return of 10.6% through Feb. 18. Over the past five years, it's got an annualized total return of 16.5%, 604 basis points higher than its peers in the utility sector.On Dec. 23, the company announced that it had acquired Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) for $2.6 billion, including the assumption of debt. Brookfield's management wanted Cincinnati Bell because its footprint of more 1.3 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Hawaii makes an excellent addition to its data infrastructure portfolio. While some might consider Cincinnati Bell long past its prime, the company is halfway to upgrading its entire network. With Brookfield's help, it will get the other 50% completed sooner rather than later. Brookfield remains an excellent judge of value. In 3-5 years, shareholders will be happy it paid a 36% premium to acquire CBB's stock. Will Ashworth has written about investments full-time since 2008. Publications where he's appeared include InvestorPlace, The Motley Fool Canada, Investopedia, Kiplinger, and several others in both the U.S. and Canada. He particularly enjoys creating model portfolios that stand the test of time. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy Increasing Their Dividends in 2020 * 5 Tech Stocks Vying to Win the AR/VR Race * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy on Coronavirus Weakness The post 10 Dividend Stocks to Buy That Are Off to a Fast Start in 2020 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Does EPR Properties's (NYSE:EPR) Share Price Gain of 13% Match Its Business Performance?
    Simply Wall St.

    Does EPR Properties's (NYSE:EPR) Share Price Gain of 13% Match Its Business Performance?

    If you buy and hold a stock for many years, you'd hope to be making a profit. Furthermore, you'd generally like to see...

  • 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That You Can Rely On

    3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That You Can Rely On

    We all have bills and expenses each and every month. However, when it comes to investing in dividend-paying stocks, there's always been a mismatch between when you get paid dividend distributions and when you cut checks or click to make your payments.This is because the vast number of U.S.-listed companies pay their dividends on a quarterly basis. And beyond the borders of the nation, many companies stretch out their distributions to bi-annual or even annual payments. The argument is that only after the company does its business and its fiscal year is wrapped up should it spread cash crumbs out to pesky shareholders.But that's not how the folks residing in C-Suites view their own renumerations. They prefer to pay themselves every so many weeks with bonuses and other perks throughout the year.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut there is a collection of companies that don't see shareholders as a burden -- but rather as the rightful owners of the company. And as such, they are paid regularly each and every month, often with rising levels of distributions for attractive dividend yields. And these yields work to build up a retirement portfolio more quickly through reinvestment. Later they will provide monthly income.Moreover, the dividends paid are ample. Every one of the stocks in the following collection yields more than the average S&P 500 yield -- which is a mere 1.8%. And in many cases, the dividend yields are multiples of that average.Where do these monthly dividend stocks come from? These companies tend to be cash-cow businesses that provide dependable profits. Because when you invest for dividends, you need to own stocks from companies that you can rely on.I've assembled a nice collection of stocks to bump up your own portfolio's cash payouts with monthly dividends. Monthly Dividend Stocks: Realty Income (O)Source: Chart by Bloomberg Dividend Yield: 3.7%Mention retailers and many investors will think of the doom brought by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online behemoths. But a website can't replace all retail. In fact, one of the more pervasive members of the retail space actually benefits from the surge of online shopping. That would be FedEx (NYSE:FDX), which operates thousands of stores that facilitate all of the returns from American households' online spending sprees.Then there's another retail space that gets attention -- especially at the start of each year. Gyms are always in demand. Either for those that need or want to lose extra pounds or those that want to keep them off while staying in better health, gyms are a reliable part of the American retail space. And one of the leaders in this retail market space is LA Fitness, now owned by a private equity company called Mid-Ocean Partners.Then we have one of the major go-to retailers when it comes to picking up prescription drugs. Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is one of the leaders in local pharmacies. It's also a prime place to pick up last-minute health, beauty, food and household items. Even Amazon's Amazon Now can't always compete. * 8 of the Strangest Stocks Worth Your Time And one of the other prime retail spaces that's also a defense against online vendors belongs to the super-discounted dollar stores. These stores are found in urban, suburban and rural areas where they provide bargain buys that are made by all kinds of consumers on a regular basis. They tend to have sticky and reliable customers making for good retail space. And two of the leaders include Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR). Realty Income Is All About Retail What do the five companies all have in common? They are all long-term triple-net lease customers of Realty Income (NYSE:O). Triple-net leases are arrangements where tenants pay rent as well as taxes, general upkeep and insurance costs. This setup limits risks and expenses for the owners of the leased properties.Realty Income is a real estate investment trust (REIT). Its top tenants are represented by the companies above, leasing thousands of properties across the American marketplace.Revenues are rising across the portfolio, with gains running on an average annual basis of 9.1% over the past three years alone.This supports a nice monthly dividend distribution, which Realty Income continues to raise at an average annual rate of 4.4% over the past five years alone. And with a current dividend yield of 3.7% it too makes for a great monthly inflation-trouncing dividend payer. O stock will round out my nice collection for your retirement portfolio right now. And to make it even better, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, 20% of the dividend distribution income is deductible from taxable income for most individual investors. Main Street Capital (MAIN)Source: Chart by Bloomberg Dividend Yield: 6.7%Just as retail is being upended by market changes, so too is business banking. Traditional banks -- with onerous regulations and capital requirements -- are seeing more of their core lending markets taken over by a collection of companies designed to do just that.Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) is set up as a business development company (BDC). BDCs are codified under the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. This act passed by Congress and signed by then-President Jimmy Carter came as the U.S. economy was in a pickle. Inflation was a problem and banks were reticent to lend to smaller and middle-market companies. Banks worried about the inflation risk of fixed lending facilities as well as the underlying credit risks in the business sector.The resulting legislation extended the Investment Companies Act of 1940, which enabled the formation of non-bank companies. These non-banks would be largely exempt from corporate income taxes if they made loans and equity participation investments in small and middle-market companies.These new companies functioned as pass-through securities. Investors receive the majority of profits -- and the majority isn't subject to corporate taxes. This means the companies have even more cash on hand for dividend distributions. Non-Bank Lenders Are a 'Main' Source of RevenueMain Street makes loans to companies in the $10 million to $100 million revenue range. This is exactly what the U.S. market needs. In the wake of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, those traditional middle-market bank lenders have been largely sidelined. They face intense regulatory and capital rules stemming from post-crisis legislative and administrative responses. And while there's been a great deal of reform, many have turned to Main Street and other non-bank lenders.Main Street gets to make loans with fewer costs. The result is that its efficiency ratio (a prime measure of the cost to earn each dollar of revenue) is a fraction of those of middle-market lending banks. This means that its costs are lower, and profitability is much higher.Revenues are rising with gains running at an annual basis of 12.3% on average over the past three years. * 7 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now The revenues and profitability fuel a rising dividend distribution which has been climbing by an average annual rate of 2.7% over the past five years. And with a monthly payout yielding an annual rate of 5.7%, Main Street is a great way to earn monthly dividend payouts. But it gets a little better. The company has been introducing regular special dividend payments including two last year. This brings the annual dividend to a yield of 6.7%. EPR Properties (EPR)Source: Chart by Bloomberg Dividend Yield: 6.4%EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is a REIT which focuses on a very risk-controlled and efficient way to profit from real estate assets -- triple-net leases. In a triple-net lease, the tenant is also responsible for taxes, insurance and general maintenance costs, hence the term "triple." Realty Income uses the same arrangements.This means that EPR acquires properties that have few additional costs over their leased lifespans. What does this mean? There are fewer management costs and less uncertainty. For EPR, there's also less risk from changes in taxes or insurance costs. Because of this, EPR can run more efficiently in its operations. This means more certainty in cash flows from its portfolio of properties. That cash in turn supports more stable revenues for dividend payouts.EPR focuses on educational properties, entertainment facilities and resort properties. It wants to both educate your children and keep them entertained on holiday. It's a profitable dynamic. Books and Movies and Water Parks, Oh MyFor eager students, educational properties include early educational centers and both charter and private schools. These provide stable, reliable tenants that commit to long-term leases. In order to retain their student populations, it is more likely that these educational tenants will renew their long-term leases.The entertainment facilities are largely leased to movie "megaplex" theaters from both national and international chains.Rounding out its holdings are a varied mix of resort facilities. These properties include major ski resorts like Camelback Mountain, resorts and golf courses from operator Topgolf. And EPR also owns a collection of water parks in prime locations. All of these benefit from the consumer trend of experience spending which supports longer-term commitments from the operators of the properties and facilities.All in all, the properties of EPR have been increasing revenues significantly with average annual gains running at 18.5% for the past three years alone.The triple-net leases from the properties continue to support significant dividend distributions. The distributions continue to rise by an average annual basis of 5.6% over the past five years alone. And with a current yield of 6.4%, EPR is a great monthly dividend payer. And like for other U.S. REITs, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provided a line-item tax break for individual investors with a 20% deduction in taxable income from the dividend distributions. This shows up in the 1099-DIV form in Box 5 provided by your brokerage, bank or investment company.Neil George was once an all-star bond trader, but now he works morning and night to steer readers away from traps -- and into safe, top-performing income investments. Neil's new income program is a cash-generating machine … one that can help you collect $208 every day the market's open. Neil does not have any holdings in the securities mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 of the Strangest Stocks Worth Your Time * 7 Stocks to Buy That Trump's Tax Cut Truly Rewarded * 5 Stocks That Could Double in 2020 The post 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That You Can Rely On appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Easy Investing Secrets to an Early Retirement - December 31, 2019

    Easy Investing Secrets to an Early Retirement - December 31, 2019

    Achieving the financial freedom to retire early is a dream for most, but making that dream a reality isn't as tricky as it sounds. If you are willing to make some serious lifestyle changes and sacrifices, it can be possible.

  • How Trading Your Own Retirement Can Fleece Your Financial Future - December 27, 2019

    How Trading Your Own Retirement Can Fleece Your Financial Future - December 27, 2019

    From understanding your risk tolerance to maintaining emotional control, achieving your retirement goals takes a much different investing approach than regular stock trading.

  • Is EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) A High Quality Stock To Own?
    Simply Wall St.

    Is EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) A High Quality Stock To Own?

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...

  • Simple Secrets Anyone Can Use to Reach Early Retirement - December 20, 2019

    Simple Secrets Anyone Can Use to Reach Early Retirement - December 20, 2019

    Accomplishing the financial cushion to retire early is a fantasy for most, but bringing that fantasy to reality is not as difficult as it sounds. If you are willing to make some serious lifestyle adjustments, it can be achievable.