Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 105.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 166,393 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 85,562 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned about 0.23% of EPR Properties worth $11,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,083 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $365,000 after acquiring an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 5,290 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $380,000 after acquiring an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 4,036 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $290,000 after acquiring an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 9,416 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $677,000 after acquiring an additional 82 shares during the last quarter. Finally, People s United Financial Inc. lifted its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 17,928 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,289,000 after acquiring an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. 85.09% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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A number of brokerages recently issued reports on EPR. Zacks Investment Research raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.67.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at 70.83 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $70.46 and its 200-day moving average price is $71.59. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $65.50 and a 12 month high of $77.70. The company has a market capitalization of $5.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.74 and a beta of 0.59.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 11.64% and a net margin of 54.50%. The business had revenue of $147.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.07 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $3.44 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.73%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 120.00%.

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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