Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. Has $3.48 Million Holdings in EPR Properties (EPR)

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 5.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 62,818 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,067 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.08% of EPR Properties worth $3,480,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Comerica Bank lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 19.5% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 257,042 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $13,968,000 after acquiring an additional 41,865 shares during the period. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 25.2% in the first quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 2,458,422 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $136,197,000 after acquiring an additional 495,167 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 10.4% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 10,024 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $555,000 after acquiring an additional 948 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 53.2% in the first quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 49,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,762,000 after acquiring an additional 17,304 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 7.0% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 149,245 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,268,000 after acquiring an additional 9,797 shares during the period. 90.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on EPR shares. SunTrust Banks set a $65.00 price target on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. ValuEngine cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $72.00 price objective on EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. B. Riley set a $80.00 price objective on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.56.

Shares of EPR opened at $58.07 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 8.07 and a quick ratio of 8.07. EPR Properties has a one year low of $58.64 and a one year high of $59.60. The company has a market cap of $4.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.57, a PEG ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 0.43.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by ($0.92). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 39.64%. The firm had revenue of $155.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $151.23 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.19 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 5.86 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.48%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 86.06%.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

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