AMP Capital Investors Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 47,017 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,858 shares during the quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd owned about 0.06% of EPR Properties worth $3,046,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Signaturefd LLC acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $122,000. Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $204,000. World Asset Management Inc acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $215,000. Finally, TLP Group LLC acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $226,000. Institutional investors own 89.63% of the company’s stock.

Shares of EPR opened at $69.09 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 6.16 and a current ratio of 6.16. EPR Properties has a twelve month low of $51.87 and a twelve month high of $71.95. The company has a market capitalization of $5.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.83, a P/E/G ratio of 4.81 and a beta of 0.49.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.86 by ($0.71). EPR Properties had a net margin of 38.00% and a return on equity of 8.63%. The company had revenue of $202.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.17 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.29 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 37.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 6.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 86.06%.

In other EPR Properties news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The shares were 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 SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.36% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on EPR. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $66.00 to $68.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, August 6th. Bank of America boosted their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $65.50 to $67.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.83.

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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