Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lessened its stake in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 6.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,600 shares during the quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL owned about 0.14% of EPR Properties worth $7,155,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPR. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 20.4% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,112 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $367,000 after acquiring an additional 866 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 26,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,897,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 17.3% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 84,664 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,098,000 after purchasing an additional 12,458 shares in the last quarter. ING Groep NV acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $560,000. Finally, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $309,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.77% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $67.63 on Thursday. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $66.66 and a 52-week high of $77.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,984.36, a P/E ratio of 13.67 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88.

The company 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 dividend yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 121.43%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.86.

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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.

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

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