Alliancebernstein L.P. lessened its holdings in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 421,074 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,879 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.57% of EPR Properties worth $30,263,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in EPR Properties by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,337,034 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $761,115,000 after purchasing an additional 272,916 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in EPR Properties by 3,652.5% in the 1st quarter. 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. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in EPR Properties by 22.9% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,849,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,684,000 after purchasing an additional 718,310 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its position in EPR Properties by 3.1% in the 1st quarter. 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. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 1,525,442 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $109,634,000 after purchasing an additional 129,109 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 85.09% of the company’s stock.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on EPR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. 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. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.17.

Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) opened at 71.67 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $69.56 and its 200-day moving average is $71.90. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $65.50 and a 52 week high of $81.00. The company has a market cap of $5.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.99 and a beta of 0.58.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The firm’s revenue was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 120.00%.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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