Avalon Advisors LLC decreased its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 0.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 187,414 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,150 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $10,383,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the first quarter valued at $120,000. Signaturefd LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth $122,000. Centaurus Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth $139,000. Commerce Bank acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth $222,000. Finally, TLP Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the first quarter worth $226,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.81% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EPR shares. B. Riley set a $80.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on EPR Properties from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Royal Bank of Canada set a $68.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Bank of America lowered EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, Citigroup cut their target price on EPR Properties from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.00.

In related news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.65, for a total transaction of $156,625.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 31,456 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,970,718.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.36% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

EPR Properties opened at $65.50 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm has a market cap of $4.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.49. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $51.87 and a 1-year high of $75.45. The company has a current ratio of 8.07, a quick ratio of 8.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.24 by ($0.92). The business had revenue of $155.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.23 million. EPR Properties had a net margin of 39.64% and a return on equity of 8.23%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.19 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that EPR Properties will post 5.85 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a jun 18 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 16th. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a yield of 6.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 86.06%.

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

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