Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT) is -24.11% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $19.73 and a high of $31.23 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The EPRT stock was last observed hovering at around $22.28 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.4% off its average median price target of $27.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 39.22% off the consensus price target high of $36.00 offered by 13 analysts, but current levels are 0.55% higher than the price target low of $22.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $21.88, the stock is -3.33% and -5.95% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.25 million and changing -1.80% at the moment leaves the stock -10.52% off its SMA200. EPRT registered -24.45% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -12.58%.
The stock witnessed a -6.54% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 3.60%, and is -0.73% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.31% over the week and 2.38% over the month.
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) has around 37 employees, a market worth around $2.83B and $266.20M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 23.06 and Fwd P/E is 22.33. Profit margin for the company is 44.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 10.93% and -29.94% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (4.10%).
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) is a “Overweight”. 13 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 7 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 10/31/2022.The EPS is expected to grow by 86.40% this year
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 133.62M, and float is at 131.88M with Short Float at 1.99%.
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) Insider Activity
A total of 9 insider transactions have happened at Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 9 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Patten Mark E, the company’s Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer. SEC filings show that Patten Mark E bought 1,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Jun 15 at a price of $20.76 per share for a total of $20760.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 84453.0 shares.
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jun 13 that Mavoides Peter M. (President and CEO) bought a total of 20,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jun 13 and was made at $20.68 per share for $0.41 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.46 million shares of the EPRT stock.
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Regency Centers Corporation (REG) that is trading -16.79% down over the past 12 months and Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) that is -37.17% lower over the same period. STORE Capital Corporation (STOR) is -6.60% down on the 1-year trading charts.