EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) Shares Acquired by Treasurer of the State of North Carolina

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Treasurer of the State of North Carolina increased its holdings in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 36,849 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 460 shares during the quarter. Treasurer of the State of North Carolina’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $2,749,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in EPR. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 1.3% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,717,113 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $873,980,000 after buying an additional 146,146 shares in the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 250.2% during the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 3,143,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $234,506,000 after buying an additional 2,246,111 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in EPR Properties by 8.6% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,017,610 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $75,904,000 after buying an additional 80,515 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in EPR Properties by 1.7% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 879,176 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $65,577,000 after buying an additional 15,028 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 5.5% during the second quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 619,382 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $46,200,000 after buying an additional 32,256 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.40% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.26, for a total value of $219,780.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 31,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,288,422.62. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 1.34% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several brokerages have issued reports on EPR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 28th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on EPR Properties from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. ValuEngine cut EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, Bank of America cut EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, June 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.33.

NYSE:EPR opened at $77.90 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.03 billion, a PE ratio of 12.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.53 and a beta of 0.49. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $77.20 and a 200-day moving average of $77.10. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $62.75 and a 52 week high of $80.75. The company has a current ratio of 5.32, a quick ratio of 5.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.31 by ($0.52). The company had revenue of $175.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $168.46 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 41.51% and a return on equity of 9.81%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.87 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 5.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a — dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 5.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 27th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.77%.

About EPR Properties

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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