UMB Bank N A MO increased its position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 109.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 6,303 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,300 shares during the period. UMB Bank N A MO’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $508,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Capital Analysts LLC increased 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 period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $200,000. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd increased 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 period. First Hawaiian Bank bought a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $242,000. Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter worth approximately $266,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.20% of the company’s stock.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up 1.50% on Wednesday, hitting $80.54. 270,870 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $78.61 and its 200 day moving average is $74.11. The stock has a market cap of $5.12 billion, a PE ratio of 26.23 and a beta of 0.80. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $50.85 and a 1-year high of $84.67.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating 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 had revenue of $118 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $112.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.08 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $4.77 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a sep 16 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be given a $0.32 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 5.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is 124.68%.
A number of research firms have commented on EPR. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of 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. increased their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $68.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. KeyCorp upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up from $70.00) on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties presently 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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