Fox Run Management L.L.C. decreased its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 69.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,900 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in EPR Properties by 64.4% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 41,781 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,998,000 after buying an additional 16,368 shares during the period. Quadrature Capital Ltd raised its stake in EPR Properties by 187.0% in the fourth quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd now owns 7,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $556,000 after buying an additional 5,050 shares in the last quarter. Ibex Wealth Advisors raised its stake in EPR Properties by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Ibex Wealth Advisors now owns 22,688 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,676,000 after buying an additional 1,352 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in EPR Properties by 64.6% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 228,962 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,432,000 after buying an additional 89,872 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Manning & Napier Advisors LLC bought a new stake in EPR Properties during the first quarter worth $4,204,000. Institutional investors own 81.23% of the company’s stock.
EPR Properties (NYSE EPR) traded down 1.07% during trading on Friday, reaching $67.48. The company had a trading volume of 591,374 shares. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $65.50 and a 52-week high of $81.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $70.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $72.68. The company has a market capitalization of $4.97 billion, a PE ratio of 19.76 and a beta of 0.57.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.05. EPR Properties had a net margin of 46.90% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The firm had revenue of $147.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.07 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post $3.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a aug 17 dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st were paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 5.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 27th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 120.00%.
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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on EPR. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. ValuEngine lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. EPR Properties has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.75.
In related news, Director Peter C. Brown sold 7,907 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction 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 sale, the director now owns 4,578 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $327,281.22. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
About EPR Properties
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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