EPR Properties (EPR) Sets New 12-Month Low After Insider Selling

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday following insider selling activity. The stock traded as low as $66.38 and last traded at $66.98, with a volume of 384500 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.05.

Specifically, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

EPR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.86.

The company has a current ratio of 7.88, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The stock has a market cap of $4,934.26, a PE ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.57.

The business also recently declared a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 121.43%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.2% during the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,083 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $365,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the period. GAM Holding AG increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.3% during the second quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 5,290 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $380,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.8% during the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 4,036 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.9% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 9,416 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $677,000 after buying an additional 82 shares during the period. Finally, People s United Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.7% during the second quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 17,928 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,289,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.79% of the company’s stock.

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About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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