Citigroup Inc. trimmed its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 3.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 130,543 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,982 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned 0.18% of EPR Properties worth $7,232,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in EPR. Signaturefd LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties in the 1st quarter valued at $122,000. Centaurus Financial Inc. bought a new position in EPR Properties in the 1st quarter valued at $139,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 102.6% in the 4th quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. now owns 2,308 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $151,000 after purchasing an additional 1,169 shares during the period. Commerce Bank bought a new position in EPR Properties in the 1st quarter valued at $222,000. Finally, Csenge Advisory Group boosted its holdings in EPR Properties by 34.3% in the 1st quarter. Csenge Advisory Group now owns 4,149 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $230,000 after purchasing an additional 1,060 shares during the period. 89.91% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

EPR Properties opened at $61.39 on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $51.87 and a 52-week high of $75.55. The company has a quick ratio of 8.07, a current ratio of 8.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market cap of $4.58 billion, a PE ratio of 12.23, a P/E/G ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.43.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24 by ($0.92). EPR Properties had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 39.64%. The company had revenue of $155.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $151.23 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.19 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that EPR Properties will post 5.86 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 86.06%.

Several research analysts have commented on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. Bank of America downgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, B. Riley set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.56.

EPR Properties Company Profile

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education.

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

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