Systematic Financial Management LP decreased its position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) by 55.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 316,742 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 388,489 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP’s holdings in EPR Properties were worth $20,734,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. lifted its holdings in EPR Properties by 102.6% in the fourth quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. now owns 2,308 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $151,000 after acquiring an additional 1,169 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties in the second quarter valued at about $208,000. Timber Hill LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties in the third quarter valued at about $206,000. Lourd Capital LLC bought a new position in EPR Properties in the fourth quarter valued at about $203,000. Finally, Csenge Advisory Group bought a new position in EPR Properties in the third quarter valued at about $234,000. 87.65% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) opened at $57.54 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 7.88 and a quick ratio of 7.88. EPR Properties has a 12 month low of $54.95 and a 12 month high of $77.70. The company has a market capitalization of $4,240.00, a PE ratio of 17.13, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.46.
In other news, VP Tonya L. Mater sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.09, for a total value of $142,989.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 28,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,969,775.61. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 9,359 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.54, for a total value of $632,106.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 25,459 shares of company stock worth $1,615,516 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on EPR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPR Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. KeyCorp set a $80.00 target price on EPR Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “buy” rating on shares of EPR Properties in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded EPR Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $75.83.
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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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