Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. Acquires 274 Shares of EPR Properties (EPR)
Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,172 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 274 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in EPR. Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 8.8% during the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares during the last quarter. Ffcm LLC lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 119.2% during the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 2,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $159,000 after purchasing an additional 1,184 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 8.0% during the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 2,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 218 shares during the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Finally, Paragon Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $237,000. 84.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) traded down 0.21% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $70.90. 12,338 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.76 and a beta of 0.59. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $65.50 and a 12-month high of $77.70. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $70.46 and its 200 day moving average is $71.58.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $3.44 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a oct 17 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 120.00%.
Several analysts recently commented on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.67.
About EPR Properties
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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