Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lowered its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 8.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,476 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 432 shares during the period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of EPR. Denali Advisors LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 276.4% in the second quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 105,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,575,000 after buying an additional 77,400 shares during the period. OLD National Bancorp IN bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth about $469,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in EPR Properties by 1.8% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 79,868 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,740,000 after buying an additional 1,427 shares during the period. Ibex Wealth Advisors increased its stake in EPR Properties by 14.4% in the first quarter. Ibex Wealth Advisors now owns 25,954 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,915,000 after buying an additional 3,266 shares during the period. Finally, Driehaus Capital Management LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 48.9% in the first quarter. Driehaus Capital Management LLC now owns 113,092 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,327,000 after buying an additional 37,133 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.07% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 72.79 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $72.30 and a 200 day moving average of $73.08. The stock has a market cap of $5.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.12 and a beta of 0.57. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $65.50 and a 1-year high of $84.67.

The firm also recently declared a jun 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 5.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 129.52%.

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A number of research firms recently issued reports on EPR. BidaskClub downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $82.29.

In other news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.49, for a total transaction of $565,271.43. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,578 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $327,281.22. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert J. Druten sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total transaction of $632,700.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 22,304 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,567,971.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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