EPR Properties (EPR) Shares Bought by Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.

Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its stake in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 17.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,217,866 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 177,534 shares during the period. EPR Properties comprises approximately 3.6% of Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 5th largest holding. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. owned approximately 1.65% of EPR Properties worth $84,933,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of EPR. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 22.9% during 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 in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 4.4% during 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 purchasing an additional 454,716 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 152.3% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 668,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $46,622,000 after purchasing an additional 403,562 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 494.4% during the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 345,054 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $24,064,000 after purchasing an additional 287,003 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 28.7% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 773,378 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,582,000 after purchasing an additional 172,436 shares in the last quarter. 88.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on EPR shares. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub raised EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, September 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised 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, October 3rd. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.86.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $66.87 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,013.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.75 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a 12-month low of $66.66 and a 12-month high of $77.70.

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

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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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