Scout Investments Inc. Acquires 110,925 Shares of EPR Properties (EPR)

Scout Investments Inc. raised its holdings in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 31.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 461,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 110,925 shares during the quarter. Scout Investments Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $25,546,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 4.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,052,876 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $446,129,000 after purchasing an additional 334,276 shares in the last quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 180.8% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 12,176 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $675,000 after purchasing an additional 7,840 shares in the last quarter. 6 Meridian raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 25.6% in the first quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 8,065 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $447,000 after buying an additional 1,643 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 15.3% in the first quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 60,433 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,347,000 after buying an additional 8,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tyers Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 180.8% in the first quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 16,742 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $928,000 after buying an additional 10,780 shares during the last quarter. 89.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $72.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. TheStreet lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.56.

Shares of EPR Properties opened at $58.53 on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. EPR Properties has a one year low of $51.87 and a one year high of $75.55. The company has a quick ratio of 8.07, a current ratio of 8.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The company has a market cap of $4.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.48, a P/E/G ratio of 2.83 and a beta of 0.43.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.24 by ($0.92). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 39.64%. The company had revenue of $155.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.23 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.19 EPS. research analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 5.86 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 86.06%.

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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