Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ decreased its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 3.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. EPR Properties accounts for 0.7% of Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,779,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Hsbc Holdings PLC boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 15.8% during the first quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 7,542 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $418,000 after buying an additional 1,030 shares during the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 9.9% during the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 11,685 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $757,000 after buying an additional 1,051 shares during the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 0.8% during the second quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 138,461 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,971,000 after buying an additional 1,155 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 2.7% during the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 44,891 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,908,000 after buying an additional 1,164 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Midwest Professional Planners LTD. boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 53.9% during the second quarter. Midwest Professional Planners LTD. now owns 3,695 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $239,000 after buying an additional 1,294 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.63% of the company’s stock.

In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total transaction of $489,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.36% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on EPR Properties from $66.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. ValuEngine upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, August 6th. TheStreet upgraded EPR Properties from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Raymond James assumed coverage on EPR Properties in a report on Friday, July 20th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.94.

Shares of NYSE:EPR traded up $1.45 during trading on Monday, hitting $67.59. 7,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 530,203. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $51.87 and a 52 week high of $71.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 6.16 and a quick ratio of 6.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.09 billion, a PE ratio of 13.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.66 and a beta of 0.51.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $202.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.17 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.29 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 37.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 6.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 86.06%.

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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