Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lowered its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,976 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 25 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,076,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of EPR. Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 0.3% in the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,686 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $860,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. Capital One National Association raised its stake in EPR Properties by 1.0% in the first quarter. Capital One National Association now owns 5,649 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $416,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Wade G W & Inc. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 1.1% in the first quarter. Wade G W & Inc. now owns 6,640 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $489,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC raised its stake in EPR Properties by 0.7% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 11,048 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $813,000 after buying an additional 82 shares during the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in EPR Properties by 2.3% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,964 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $292,000 after buying an additional 88 shares during the last quarter. 81.23% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 67.96 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $71.21 and its 200-day moving average is $72.78. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $65.50 and a 12-month high of $81.61. The company has a market capitalization of $5.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.90 and a beta of 0.57.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.05. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The business had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.07 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.17 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that EPR Properties will post $3.38 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a aug 17 dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 31st were given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 5.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 27th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 120.00%.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on EPR. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Thursday, May 18th. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. EPR Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.75.

In other EPR Properties news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.49, for a total transaction of $565,271.43. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,578 shares in the company, valued at $327,281.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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

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