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Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) Stock: Shareholders must confront reality

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BofA Securities raised the price target for the Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:EPRT) stock from “an Underperform” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on April 07, 2021. The research report from Goldman has resumed the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $26. In their research brief published September 30, 2020, Mizuho analysts initiated the Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. stock to Buy with a price target of $20.

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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.05 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.15, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.1, which implies that the company surprised the market by -66.70%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.1. This is an average of 2 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.12 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.09. According to 6 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $46.49M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $50.12M and a low estimate of $44.11M.

The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The share price of Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:EPRT) raised 0.84% to close Monday’s market session at $26.41, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $26.0601 and $26.53 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1085741 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.06 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.46% within the last five trades and 12.00% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 56.09% in the last 6 months and 25.46% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. EPRT stock is trading at a margin of 5.04%, 9.57% and 29.51% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, EPRT deals in the Real Estate domain. The stock is trading -1.09 percent below its 52-week high and 152.49 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 84.17. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 43.80 percent and the profit margin is 25.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 97.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $3.12 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:EPRT) is 59.22. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 50.79. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 19.02 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.76, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Earnshaw Timothy J, the SVP & Chief Accounting Officer at Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (EPRT) has bought 442 shares of firm on Mar 23 at a price of $22.50 against the total amount of $9945.0. In another inside trade, Earnshaw Timothy J, SVP & Chief Accounting Officer of Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:EPRT) sold 276 shares of the firm on Jan 11 for a total worth of $5788.0 at a price of $20.97. An inside trade which took place on Jan 11, Executive VP and COO of Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. Seibert Gregg A sold 756 shares of firm against total price of $15854.0 at the cost of $20.97 per share.

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