EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at $1,969,775.61. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.27 on Friday, reaching $66.98. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 226,205 shares, compared to its average volume of 319,082. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a one year low of $66.21 and a one year high of $77.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,914.37, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.48 and a beta of 0.57.
The company also recently declared a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 121.43%.
EPR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. B. Riley reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, September 11th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.67.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,791,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $775,604,000 after acquiring an additional 454,716 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,298,677 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $524,555,000 after acquiring an additional 78,416 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 22.9% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,849,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,684,000 after acquiring an additional 718,310 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 0.6% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,125,915 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,787,000 after acquiring an additional 12,552 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 69.5% in the second quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $74,769,000 after acquiring an additional 709,368 shares during the last quarter. 88.79% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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EPR Properties Company Profile
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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