Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 3,575 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $249,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 320,349 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $23,024,000 after buying an additional 11,363 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth about $1,120,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. increased its position in EPR Properties by 69.5% during the 2nd quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $74,769,000 after purchasing an additional 709,368 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in EPR Properties by 8.8% during the 2nd quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in EPR Properties by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,083 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $365,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. 88.46% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other EPR Properties news, 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 transaction, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total value of $632,106.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently commented on EPR shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, September 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, 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. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.17.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $63.77 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,808.29, a P/E ratio of 13.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a current ratio of 7.88, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $63.77 and a 52-week high of $77.70.

The business also recently declared a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 6.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.43%.

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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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