Commonwealth Equity Services Inc Has $3.10 Million Holdings in EPR Properties (EPR)

Commonwealth Equity Services Inc trimmed its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 16.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 44,424 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,720 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc owned approximately 0.06% of EPR Properties worth $3,098,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position 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 valued at $23,024,000 after acquiring an additional 11,363 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,120,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. grew its position in shares of 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 valued at $74,769,000 after acquiring an additional 709,368 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of 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 valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 129 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in shares of 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 valued at $365,000 after acquiring an additional 58 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.79% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.23 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $66.71. 298,390 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 440,868. 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 1 year low of $66.21 and a 1 year high of $77.70. The company has a market capitalization of $4,934.26, a P/E ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.57.

The company also recently announced a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a yield of 6.04%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 121.43%.

In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 1.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.86.

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About EPR Properties

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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