Chase Investment Counsel Corp held its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 3,140 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Chase Investment Counsel Corp’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $253,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of EPR. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in EPR Properties by 1.0% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,287 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $200,000. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd raised its position in EPR Properties by 6.1% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 3,612 shares of the company’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 209 shares during the last quarter. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $242,000. Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $266,000. Institutional investors own 97.20% of the company’s stock.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded down 1.33% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $79.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 305,928 shares. The firm has a market cap of $5.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.88 and a beta of 0.80. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $50.85 and a 52 week high of $84.67. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $78.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.15.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 10.05%. The company earned $118 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.03 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.08 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post $4.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a sep 16 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.02%. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 124.68%.
A number of research firms have recently commented on EPR. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp raised EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $88.00 target price (up from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.17.
EPR Properties Company Profile
EPR Properties (EPR) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment portfolio includes entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Company’s Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.
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