EPR Properties (EPR) Hits New 1-Year Low at $62.79

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $62.79 and last traded at $63.85, with a volume of 444900 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $64.49.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on EPR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks started coverage on EPR Properties in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price objective on the stock. 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 stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.17.

The company has a current ratio of 7.88, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $4,620.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.57.

The firm also recently disclosed a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 6.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.43%.

In other EPR Properties news, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the business’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 value of $632,106.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the business’s 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 completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,969,775.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Pensionfund Sabic increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 26.9% during the 4th quarter. Pensionfund Sabic now owns 11,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $772,000 after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 25.8% during the 4th quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands now owns 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,918,000 after purchasing an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 172,170 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,007,000 after purchasing an additional 3,344 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in shares of EPR Properties by 23.1% during the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 11,594 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $809,000 after purchasing an additional 2,178 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new position in shares of EPR Properties during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $249,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.46% of the company’s stock.

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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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