Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 69.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 12,682 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $2,244,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 8.8% during the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. Ffcm LLC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 119.2% during the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 2,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $159,000 after buying an additional 1,184 shares in the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. acquired a new stake in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $218,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.09% of the company’s stock.

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EPR has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 5th. BidaskClub upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.17.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at 70.57 on Friday. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $65.50 and a 12 month high of $81.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $69.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $71.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.20 billion, a PE ratio of 20.66 and a beta of 0.58.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 5.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is 120.00%.

EPR Properties Profile

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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