Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky lowered its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 7.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 11,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $846,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 11,403 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $820,000 after buying an additional 666 shares in the last quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth $260,000. Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 170,424 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,248,000 after buying an additional 2,670 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP raised its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 52.2% during the 2nd quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 6,254 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $449,000 after buying an additional 2,146 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 15.1% during the 2nd quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 9,532 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $685,000 after buying an additional 1,254 shares in the last quarter. 85.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at 70.53 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $70.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $71.61. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $65.50 and a 12 month high of $77.70. The company has a market cap of $5.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.65 and a beta of 0.59.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.51% and a net margin of 46.90%. The business had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.07 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.44 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a yield of 5.73%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 120.00%.

EPR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, September 11th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.67.

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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.

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

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