SG Americas Securities LLC raised its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 107.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 24,949 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 12,920 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,793,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in EPR. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 95.2% in the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,472 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 718 shares in the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at about $201,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $208,000. Financial Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter valued at about $218,000. Finally, Paragon Capital Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the second quarter valued at about $237,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.50% of the company’s stock.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at 69.15 on Monday. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $65.50 and a 52 week high of $81.00. The company has a market cap of $5.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.25 and a beta of 0.57. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $70.23 and a 200 day moving average of $72.49.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.07 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that EPR Properties will post $3.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a aug 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.06%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 120.00%.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.80.

In other news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.49, for a total transaction of $565,271.43. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,578 shares in the company, valued at $327,281.22. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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