EPR Properties (EPR) Shares Bought by Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB

Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 34.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,323 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,400 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $911,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in EPR. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 38.3% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,105,162 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $282,826,000 after buying an additional 1,412,865 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 6.0% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,536,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $553,110,000 after purchasing an additional 484,113 shares during the last quarter. Scout Investments Inc. grew its holdings in shares of EPR Properties by 54.6% during the second quarter. Scout Investments Inc. now owns 712,704 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $46,176,000 after purchasing an additional 251,579 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $13,851,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $13,763,000. 89.61% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total value of $489,790.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Mark Alan Peterson sold 7,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.75, for a total value of $505,687.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 101,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,048,446.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.36% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently commented on EPR. Citigroup upped their target price on EPR Properties from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. ValuEngine raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. Finally, Bank of America upped their target price on EPR Properties from $65.50 to $67.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.44.

NYSE:EPR opened at $69.74 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $5.08 billion, a PE ratio of 11.38, a P/E/G ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.43. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $51.87 and a 52 week high of $71.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 5.57 and a quick ratio of 5.57.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.18. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 40.84%. The business had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.09 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 6.06 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a oct 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be issued a $0.36 dividend. This represents a yield of 6.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 86.06%.

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EPR Properties Company Profile

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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