Tonya L. Mater Sells 4,287 Shares of EPR Properties (EPR) Stock

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) CAO Tonya L. Mater sold 4,287 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.13, for a total value of $300,647.31. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 31,395 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,201,731.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

NYSE:EPR traded down $0.40 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $70.43. 1,003,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 523,285. EPR Properties has a 1 year low of $51.87 and a 1 year high of $72.18. The company has a market capitalization of $5.27 billion, a PE ratio of 14.03, a P/E/G ratio of 4.60 and a beta of 0.44. The company has a quick ratio of 5.57, a current ratio of 5.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.18. EPR Properties had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 40.84%. The company had revenue of $176.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.09 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.22 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 6.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a nov 18 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.09%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 86.06%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on EPR. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 26th. Citigroup increased their price objective on EPR Properties from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. ValuEngine upgraded EPR Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.69.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $143,000. UMB Bank N A MO acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $207,000. Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Finally, Independent Advisor Alliance acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $218,000. Institutional investors own 89.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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