Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC lowered its position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 8.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,968 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 534 shares during the period. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $429,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Penserra Capital Management LLC grew its stake in EPR Properties by 95.2% during the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 718 shares in the last quarter. Ffcm LLC grew its stake in EPR Properties by 119.2% during the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 2,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $159,000 after acquiring an additional 1,184 shares in the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. purchased a new position in EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at approximately $218,000. 86.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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EPR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.17.

EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded down 0.68% during trading on Friday, reaching $71.39. 68,067 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $5.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.90 and a beta of 0.58. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $69.55 and its 200-day moving average is $72.04. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $65.50 and a 12-month high of $81.00.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share. Analysts predict that EPR Properties will post $3.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a aug 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 6.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is currently 120.00%.

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

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