SG Americas Securities LLC decreased its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 69.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,683 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 29,169 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $975,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in EPR Properties by 6,303.0% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,873,518 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,844,258 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in EPR Properties by 195.6% in the fourth quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 467 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 309 shares during the period. Pearl River Capital LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $32,000. Finally, Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $33,000. 83.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
In other news, CFO Mark Alan Peterson sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.04, for a total transaction of $225,120.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Robin Peppe Sterneck sold 860 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.60, for a total value of $62,436.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,882 shares in the company, valued at approximately $136,633.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 4,366 shares of company stock worth $327,773 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.81% and a net margin of 42.63%. The business had revenue of $164.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $162.03 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.26 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 5.43 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 30th were given a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $4.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 29th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 73.77%.
A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 9th. Raymond James set a $84.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.08.
EPR Properties 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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