EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.37, for a total value of $140,740.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

NYSE:EPR traded up $1.63 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $71.29. The stock had a trading volume of 1,487,090 shares, compared to its average volume of 527,780. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 5.57 and a quick ratio of 5.57. EPR Properties has a one year low of $51.87 and a one year high of $72.18. The company has a market cap of $5.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.20, a PEG ratio of 4.52 and a beta of 0.45.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.09 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 40.84% and a return on equity of 9.62%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 6.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a nov 18 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a $0.36 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 6.09%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 86.06%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPR. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 11.4% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 425,309 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,556,000 after buying an additional 43,391 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in EPR Properties by 40.7% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 23,583 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,528,000 after purchasing an additional 6,822 shares during the period. Lake Street Advisors Group LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $900,000. Global X Management Co LLC lifted its position in EPR Properties by 25.2% during the second quarter. Global X Management Co LLC now owns 47,586 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,083,000 after purchasing an additional 9,586 shares during the period. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System lifted its position in EPR Properties by 17.6% during the third quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 52,791 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,611,000 after purchasing an additional 7,900 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.50% of the company’s stock.

EPR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup boosted their price objective on EPR Properties from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price objective on EPR Properties from $65.50 to $67.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.28.

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EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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