Insider Selling: EPR Properties (EPR) SVP Sells 14,000 Shares of Stock

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) SVP Craig L. Evans sold 14,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.03, for a total transaction of $840,420.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,304,191.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

EPR Properties (EPR) traded down $0.45 on Friday, reaching $59.85. 145,374 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 573,188. The firm has a market cap of $4,450.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 0.57. EPR Properties has a 1-year low of $59.53 and a 1-year high of $77.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a current ratio of 7.88.

The company also recently declared a dec 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a yield of 6.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. EPR Properties’s payout ratio is 121.43%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. grew its holdings in EPR Properties by 17.2% during the 3rd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 35,818 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,497,000 after purchasing an additional 5,255 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in EPR Properties by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 320,349 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $23,024,000 after purchasing an additional 11,363 shares in the last quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 25.8% during the 4th quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands now owns 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,918,000 after acquiring an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund Sabic boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 26.9% during the 4th quarter. Pensionfund Sabic now owns 11,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $772,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in EPR Properties by 28.7% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 773,378 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $55,582,000 after acquiring an additional 172,436 shares during the last quarter. 88.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts recently commented on EPR shares. B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of EPR Properties in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $69.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. EPR Properties presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.17.

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About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels.

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