Financial Stocks Technical Commentary -- SL Green Realty, EPR Properties, STAG Industrial, and Capitol Federal Financial

Jul 25, 2016, 08:20 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning's attention is directed to the financial arena, which continues to battle with market downturns and strict regulations. On Friday, July 22, 2016, the financial sector climbed 0.4% in the NYSE and 0.6% in the S&P 500. Today's stocks in focus are: SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), STAG Industrial Inc. (NYSE: STAG), and Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: CFFN). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free notes at:

SL Green Realty  

Shares in New York-based SL Green Realty Corp. ended Friday's session 1.49% higher at $114.82. A total volume of 1.05 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 707,490 shares. The stock has advanced 12.76% in the last month, 9.90% over the previous three months, and 3.17% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 11.99% above their 50-day moving average and 11.64% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of SL Green Realty, which engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 75.51.

On July 01st, 2016, research firm UBS downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. The research firm also revised downwards its previous target price from $115 to $107.

On July 20th, 2016, SL Green Realty announced that leading business and financial information network, Bloomberg L.P., has signed an expansion lease covering 204,442 square feet at 919 Third Avenue, the 47-story tower spanning the entire block between East 55th and 56th Streets. The new lease, for a term through February 2029, covers the entire fifth through ninth floors and part of the eleventh floor, increasing Bloomberg's total tenancy in the 1.5 million-square-foot building to 458,998 square feet. Free notes on SLG are available at:

EPR Properties  

Kansas City, Missouri-based EPR Properties' shares rose 1.38%, closing the day at $83.08 with a total volume of 427,871 shares traded. The stock has advanced 11.46% in the last month, 31.02% in the previous three months, and 46.35% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading 10.69% above their 50-day moving average and 32.67% above their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of EPR Properties, which invests in the real estate markets of U.S. and Canada, have an RSI of 77.10.

On July 15th, 2016, research firm KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the Company's stock ratings from 'Sector Weight' to 'Overweight'.

On July 20th, 2016, EPR Properties announced that its Board of Trustees has declared its monthly cash dividend to common shareholders. The dividend of $0.32 per common share is payable August 15th, 2016 to shareholders of record on July 29th, 2016. This dividend represents an annualized dividend of $3.84 per common share, an increase of 5.8% over prior year and the Company's sixth consecutive year with an annual dividend increase. The complimentary notes on EPR can be accessed at:

STAG Industrial  

Last Friday, shares in Boston, Massachusetts-based STAG Industrial Inc. gained 0.93%, closing the session at $25.04 with a total volume of 495,755 shares traded. The stock has advanced 9.71% in the last one month, 27.52% over the previous three months, and 40.74% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 11.09% above their 50-day moving average and 29.31% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares in STAG Industrial have an RSI of 73.29.

On July 07th, 2016, STAG Industrial announced that for the 3-month ended June 30, 2016, it acquired five buildings for $58.2 million with an occupancy rate of 100.0% upon acquisition. The company also announced that it sold seven buildings consisting of 634,404 square feet for $17.8 million during the same period.

On July 18th, 2016, research firm CapitalOne downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Equal Weight'. Visit us today and access our complete notes on STAG at:

Capitol Federal Financial  

Topeka, Kansas headquartered Capitol Federal Financial Inc.'s shares finished the session 0.71% higher at $14.22 and with a total volume of 221,007 shares traded. The stock has advanced 5.80% in the last month, 9.46% in the previous three months, and 16.90% on YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.05% and 12.76%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Capitol Federal Financial have an RSI of 66.07.

On July 21st, 2016 Capitol Federal Financial announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.085 per share on outstanding CFFN's common stock. The dividend is payable on August 19th, 2016 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 5th, 2016. The Company also announced that it will release financial results for the quarter ended June 30th on July 28th before the market opens. Get free access to your notes on CFFN at:


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