Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank Acquires 1,914 Shares of EPR Properties (EPR)

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 9.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,285 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,914 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,290,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 10.4% during the 1st 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 buying an additional 948 shares in the last quarter. Park Avenue Securities LLC raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 20.8% during the 4th quarter. Park Avenue Securities LLC now owns 6,672 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $430,000 after buying an additional 1,149 shares in the last quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 102.6% during the 4th quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. now owns 2,308 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 1,169 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 23.7% during the 4th quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 7,588 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $497,000 after buying an additional 1,456 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American International Group Inc. raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.1% during the 4th quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 132,571 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,678,000 after buying an additional 1,465 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.31% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties opened at $58.07 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 8.07 and a current ratio of 8.07. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $58.64 and a 1-year high of $59.60. The stock has a market capitalization 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 posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $151.23 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.19 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 5.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday. Ladenburg Thalmann set a $72.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. TheStreet lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of EPR Properties from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.56.

EPR Properties 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.

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

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