Insider Selling: EPR Properties (EPR) CAO Sells 4,287 Shares of Stock

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

NYSE EPR traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $70.41. The company had a trading volume of 103,890 shares, compared to its average volume of 567,215. EPR Properties has a 52 week low of $51.87 and a 52 week high of $71.00. The company has a quick ratio of 5.57, a current ratio of 5.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The company has a market cap of $5.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.03, a P/E/G ratio of 4.53 and a beta of 0.43.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, topping 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 business had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.09 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that EPR Properties will post 6.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a oct 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be paid a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 30th. This represents a yield of 6.36%. EPR Properties’s dividend payout ratio is currently 86.06%.

EPR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on EPR Properties from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $71.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Citigroup increased their price target on EPR Properties from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Raymond James assumed coverage on EPR Properties in a research note on Friday, July 20th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.44.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EPR. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the third quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd bought a new stake in shares of EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter worth $143,000. UMB Bank N A MO acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the 3rd quarter valued at $207,000. Sun Life Financial INC acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter valued at $204,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc acquired a new position in EPR Properties during the 2nd quarter valued at $215,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.61% 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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