Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 0.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 45,212 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 394 shares during the quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,470,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 22.7% during the 4th quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 126,799 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,121,000 after purchasing an additional 23,472 shares during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its position in EPR Properties by 17.2% during the 3rd quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $62,000 after buying an additional 330 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in EPR Properties by 4.2% during the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 65,991 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,145,000 after buying an additional 2,670 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in EPR Properties by 6.0% during the 4th quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 17,641 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $573,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Primecap Management Co. CA increased its position in EPR Properties by 80.5% during the 4th quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 242,089 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,868,000 after buying an additional 108,000 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.73% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on EPR. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 2nd. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 14th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on EPR Properties from $32.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 10th. Finally, Bank of America raised EPR Properties from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.50.

In related news, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 2,904 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.20, for a total transaction of $134,164.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of EPR stock opened at $46.49 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $47.60 and its 200-day simple moving average is $36.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 15.50 and a current ratio of 15.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.48 billion, a PE ratio of -34.69 and a beta of 1.82. EPR Properties has a fifty-two week low of $20.62 and a fifty-two week high of $51.84.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 24th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.35) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by ($0.60). EPR Properties had a negative net margin of 15.35% and a negative return on equity of 2.15%. Sell-side analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post 1.87 earnings per share for the current year.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money.

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