Pensionfund Sabic increased its position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 26.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 11,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the quarter. Pensionfund Sabic’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $772,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPR. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in EPR Properties by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 320,349 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $23,024,000 after buying an additional 11,363 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at approximately $1,120,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. raised its holdings 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 purchasing an additional 709,368 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 28.7% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 773,378 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $55,582,000 after buying an additional 172,436 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the third quarter worth $899,000. 88.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

EPR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 13th. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. B. Riley set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “hold” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $77.17.

In other news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total value of $632,106.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the business’s 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 completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $65.46. 380,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 446,106. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $63.10 and a 1 year high of $77.70. The company has a market capitalization of $4,822.29, a PE ratio of 19.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.57.

The business also recently disclosed a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 6.25%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 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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