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Here is What Hedge Funds Think About EPR Properties (EPR)

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We can judge whether EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is a good investment right now by following the lead of some of the best investors in the world and piggybacking their ideas. There’s no better way to get these firms’ immense resources and analytical capabilities working for us than to follow their lead into their best ideas. While not all of these picks will be winners, research shows that these picks historically outperformed the market when we factor in known risk factors.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) shareholders have witnessed an increase in enthusiasm from smart money of late. EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) was in 18 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) to other stocks, including YY Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:YY), Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS), and DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s take a glance at the new action regarding EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR).

How are hedge funds trading EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 18 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 20% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Osterweis Capital Management, managed by John Osterweis, holds the number one position in EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR). Osterweis Capital Management has a $61.5 million position in the stock, comprising 2.8% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Forward Management, managed by J. Alan Reid, Jr., which holds a $19.7 million position; the fund has 1.6% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Greg Poole’s Echo Street Capital Management.

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