Advisors Asset Management Inc. trimmed its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 35.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 22,666 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 12,530 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,581,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 22.9% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,849,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,684,000 after purchasing an additional 718,310 shares in the last quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 69.5% in the second quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $74,769,000 after purchasing an additional 709,368 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,791,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $775,604,000 after purchasing an additional 454,716 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 152.3% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 668,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $46,622,000 after purchasing an additional 403,562 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. lifted its position in shares of EPR Properties by 494.4% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 345,054 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $24,064,000 after purchasing an additional 287,003 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.77% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on EPR. B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.86.

Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) opened at $67.47 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $4,990.00, a P/E ratio of 13.82 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 52-week low of $66.66 and a 52-week high of $77.70.

The firm also recently disclosed a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 6.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is presently 121.43%.

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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.

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

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