American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 494.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 345,054 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 287,003 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.47% of EPR Properties worth $24,064,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 8.8% during the second 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 during the last quarter. Ffcm LLC increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 119.2% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 2,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $159,000 after buying an additional 1,184 shares in the last quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at $208,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. purchased a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at $208,000. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 8.0% in the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 2,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $207,000 after buying an additional 218 shares in the last quarter. 86.92% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at $68.92 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $5,091.80, a P/E ratio of 13.96 and a beta of 0.58. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $66.66 and a 12-month high of $77.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88.
The business also recently declared a oct 17 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.72%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.43%.
A number of research firms have recently commented on EPR. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.86.
EPR Properties 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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