WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 129.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,197 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 8,000 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of EPR Properties by 92.6% in the 1st quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 339 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $26,000 after buying an additional 163 shares during the period. First Interstate Bank purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 1st quarter worth $33,000. Princeton Global Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 1st quarter worth $38,000. Icon Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 1st quarter worth $78,000. Finally, AlphaMark Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of EPR Properties in the 1st quarter worth $92,000. 84.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE:EPR traded up $0.46 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $74.53. The company had a trading volume of 282,620 shares, compared to its average volume of 377,742. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $76.35. The company has a quick ratio of 5.61, a current ratio of 5.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $62.75 and a 1 year high of $80.75. The company has a market capitalization of $5.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.33 and a beta of 0.58.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.01. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 10.81% and a net margin of 43.47%. The company had revenue of $164.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $162.03 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.26 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that EPR Properties will post 5.41 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a jul 19 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 30th. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.77%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on EPR shares. Royal Bank of Canada cut their target price on Medtronic to $100.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 28th. Raymond James reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Colfax in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on Western Digital from $48.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Bank of America raised their price objective on Armstrong World Industries from $95.00 to $108.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Intersect ENT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.83.

In other news, Director Jack A. Newman, Jr. sold 506 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total transaction of $40,216.88. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 2,273 shares in the company, valued at $180,658.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.87, for a total value of $77,870.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 31,262 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,434,371.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,965 shares of company stock valued at $851,977 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.

About EPR Properties

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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