EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total transaction of $632,106.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.
EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded down $0.68 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $59.62. 409,684 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 503,534. The company has a market cap of $4,390.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.74, a P/E/G ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a quick ratio of 7.88, a current ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $59.53 and a 12 month high of $77.70.
The business also recently disclosed a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.25%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 121.43%.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of EPR Properties by 4.4% in the 2nd 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. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in EPR Properties by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,298,677 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $524,555,000 after purchasing an additional 78,416 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its position in EPR Properties by 22.9% in the 2nd 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 purchasing an additional 718,310 shares during the period. State Street Corp grew its position in EPR Properties by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,125,915 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $152,787,000 after purchasing an additional 12,552 shares during the period. Finally, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. grew its position in EPR Properties by 69.5% in the 2nd 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 period. Institutional investors own 88.47% of the company’s stock.
Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.17.
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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