Macquarie Group Ltd. Lowers Holdings in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)

Macquarie Group Ltd. trimmed its position in shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 36.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 105,193 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 61,200 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.14% of EPR Properties worth $7,336,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of EPR. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in EPR Properties by 4.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,791,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $775,604,000 after purchasing an additional 454,716 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 1.1% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,298,677 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $524,555,000 after acquiring an additional 78,416 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 22.9% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,849,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,684,000 after acquiring an additional 718,310 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 0.6% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,125,915 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,787,000 after acquiring an additional 12,552 shares during the period. Finally, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. increased its holdings in EPR Properties by 69.5% during the second 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 buying an additional 709,368 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.79% of the company’s stock.

Shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up $0.27 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $66.98. 226,205 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 319,082. The firm has a market cap of $4,934.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.57. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $66.21 and a 52-week high of $77.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88.

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

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Monday, November 13th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. EPR Properties has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.67.

In other EPR Properties news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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EPR Properties 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.

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

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