Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 117.7% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 128,013 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 69,213 shares during the quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $8,380,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. grew its stake in EPR Properties by 17.2% in the 3rd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 35,818 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,497,000 after buying an additional 5,255 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands grew its stake in EPR Properties by 25.8% in the 4th quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands now owns 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,918,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund Sabic grew its stake in EPR Properties by 26.9% in the 4th quarter. Pensionfund Sabic now owns 11,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $772,000 after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its stake in EPR Properties by 28.7% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 773,378 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,582,000 after buying an additional 172,436 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at $899,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.65% of the company’s stock.
A number of research firms recently issued reports on EPR. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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, November 7th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, SunTrust Banks began coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.17.
In other news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total transaction of $142,989.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $840,420.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,304,191.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 25,459 shares of company stock valued at $1,615,516. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $60.79 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $59.53 and a 1-year high of $77.70. The firm has a market cap of $4,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.57.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by ($0.53). EPR Properties had a net margin of 45.71% and a return on equity of 10.01%. equities research analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 5.18 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a dec 17 dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.34 dividend. This represents a yield of 6.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was 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.
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