Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 42,695 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 743 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned 0.06% of EPR Properties worth $2,974,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake 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 valued at $276,684,000 after acquiring an additional 718,310 shares in the last quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. grew its stake 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 valued at $74,769,000 after acquiring an additional 709,368 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake 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 valued at $775,604,000 after acquiring an additional 454,716 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake 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 valued at $46,622,000 after acquiring an additional 403,562 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. grew its stake 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 valued at $24,064,000 after acquiring an additional 287,003 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.79% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.67.

Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) traded up $0.30 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $67.50. 411,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 439,928. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,950.47, a P/E ratio of 13.58 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $66.21 and a 12-month high of $77.70.

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

In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total transaction of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at $1,969,775.61. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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