Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 1,375.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,500 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $411,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake 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 acquiring an additional 11,363 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new position in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth $1,120,000. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. increased its stake in EPR Properties by 69.5% during the 2nd quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,730,593 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $74,769,000 after acquiring an additional 709,368 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its stake in EPR Properties by 8.8% during the 2nd quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 129 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in EPR Properties by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,083 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $365,000 after acquiring an additional 58 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.07% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub lowered EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded 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. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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, November 7th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EPR Properties currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.86.

EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) opened at $67.91 on Wednesday. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $66.66 and a 52 week high of $77.70. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,979.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.66 and a beta of 0.58.

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

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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.

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

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