EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total transaction of $142,989.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.27 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $66.98. 226,205 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 319,082. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $66.21 and a 1 year high of $77.70. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,914.37, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.48 and a beta of 0.57.
The business also recently declared a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 121.43%.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EPR. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in EPR Properties by 22.9% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,849,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,684,000 after purchasing an additional 718,310 shares during the last quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. increased its position in EPR Properties by 69.5% during the second 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 during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in EPR Properties by 4.4% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,791,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $775,604,000 after purchasing an additional 454,716 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in EPR Properties by 152.3% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 668,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $46,622,000 after purchasing an additional 403,562 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 494.4% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 345,054 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $24,064,000 after acquiring an additional 287,003 shares in the last quarter. 88.79% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
EPR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. B. Riley reissued a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.67.
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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.
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