California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 2.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 172,170 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,344 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned about 0.23% of EPR Properties worth $12,007,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 3.7% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 320,349 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $23,024,000 after purchasing an additional 11,363 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at approximately $1,120,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 69.5% in the second quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $74,769,000 after purchasing an additional 709,368 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 8.8% in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 28.7% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 773,378 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,582,000 after purchasing an additional 172,436 shares in the last quarter. 88.46% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $64.87 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $63.10 and a 52 week high of $77.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,780.00, a P/E ratio of 19.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.57.

The company also recently disclosed a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a yield of 6.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 121.43%.

EPR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price objective on EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. B. Riley set a $80.00 price objective on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, SunTrust Banks started coverage on EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $77.17.

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

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