Qube Research & Technologies Ltd purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund purchased 3,425 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $255,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in EPR. Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in EPR Properties by 225.9% during the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 398,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $30,617,000 after purchasing an additional 275,959 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its position in EPR Properties by 56.1% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 525,303 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $40,396,000 after purchasing an additional 188,800 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. grew its position in EPR Properties by 447.6% during the 2nd quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 199,727 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,898,000 after purchasing an additional 163,253 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. grew its position in EPR Properties by 97.1% during the 1st quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 103,241 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,940,000 after purchasing an additional 50,850 shares during the period. Finally, HGI Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth about $3,632,000. 83.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on shares of EPR Properties to $83.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 28th. Bank of America lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $80.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, June 11th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th. Raymond James set a $84.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.83.

In related news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.87, for a total value of $77,870.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 31,262 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,434,371.94. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Peter C. Brown sold 2,578 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.11, for a total transaction of $203,945.58. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,866 shares in the company, valued at $622,279.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 8,459 shares of company stock worth $648,690 over the last ninety days. 1.34% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of EPR stock traded up $0.41 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $75.89. 1,327 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 410,185. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $75.32 and a 200 day moving average of $76.36. The company has a quick ratio of 5.32, a current ratio of 5.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $62.75 and a 52-week high of $80.75. The company has a market cap of $5.88 billion, a PE ratio of 12.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.40 and a beta of 0.57.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.52). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.81% and a net margin of 41.51%. The firm had revenue of $175.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $168.46 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.87 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 5.42 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid a $0.375 dividend. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.77%.

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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