Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 1.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 106,488 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.14% of EPR Properties worth $7,653,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of EPR. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 72,385 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,330,000 after acquiring an additional 547 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 10.1% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 140,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $10,321,000 after acquiring an additional 12,827 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 4.4% during the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 23,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,732,000 after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 2.3% during the 1st quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,964 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $292,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares during the period. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 6.0% during the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 134,682 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $9,917,000 after acquiring an additional 7,682 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 86.50% of the company’s stock.

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A number of research firms have recently issued reports on EPR. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded 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. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.17.

EPR Properties (EPR) opened at 72.16 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.13 and a beta of 0.58. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $65.50 and a 12 month high of $81.00. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $69.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $72.00.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.38 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a aug 17 dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st were issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 6.06%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 120.00%.

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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