Coldstream Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 44.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,856 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,425 shares during the period. Coldstream Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $564,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of EPR. Ffcm LLC purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the fourth quarter worth approximately $105,000. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the third quarter worth approximately $205,000. Quadrature Capital Ltd purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the third quarter worth approximately $213,000. Bank of Hawaii purchased a new stake in EPR Properties during the third quarter worth approximately $240,000. Finally, Brinker Capital Inc. increased its stake in EPR Properties by 24.2% in the third quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. now owns 3,170 shares of the company’s stock worth $251,000 after buying an additional 618 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.19% of the company’s stock.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) traded up 1.63% during trading on Friday, reaching $75.33. The company had a trading volume of 289,743 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $73.16 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.64. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $59.98 and a 52-week high of $84.67. The stock has a market cap of $4.79 billion, a PE ratio of 24.15 and a beta of 0.69.
The company also recently declared a feb 17 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 27th. This is a boost from EPR Properties’s previous feb 17 dividend of $0.32. This represents a dividend yield of 5.51%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 130.35%.
A number of analysts have commented on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EPR Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. FBR & Co set a $80.00 price objective on EPR Properties and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded EPR Properties from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, December 16th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $83.43.
In other news, Director Peter C. Brown purchased 1,907 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $67.64 per share, for a total transaction of $128,989.48. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,000 shares in the company, valued at $541,120. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Gregory K. Silvers sold 20,000 shares of EPR Properties stock in a transaction on Monday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.16, for a total value of $1,443,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 39,467 shares of company stock worth $2,881,810. 1.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About EPR Properties
EPR Properties (EPR) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment portfolio includes entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Company’s Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.
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