Commonwealth Equity Services Inc decreased its stake in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 16.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,424 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,720 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc owned approximately 0.06% of EPR Properties worth $3,098,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPR. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in EPR Properties by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 23,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,672,000 after buying an additional 1,009 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 20.4% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,112 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $367,000 after buying an additional 866 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 16,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,200,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan grew its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 26,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,897,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Forsta AP Fonden grew its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 171.6% in the 2nd quarter. Forsta AP Fonden now owns 23,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,718,000 after purchasing an additional 15,100 shares during the last quarter. 86.07% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at $67.91 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $5,000.00, a P/E ratio of 13.66 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $66.66 and a 1 year high of $77.70.

The company also recently announced a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.34 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 121.43%.

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Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.86.

EPR Properties Company 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.

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

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