As many veteran investors have already seen, market movements are extremely hard to accurately predict. Financial news outlets are always producing headlines and offering predictions for future market performance. Sometimes the predictions are right, and sometimes the predictions are wrong. Investors may have a hard time separating fact from fiction when it comes to bullish and bearish sentiment. Adjusting the portfolio based strictly on headlines can be tempting for the amateur investor. Filtering out the noise and focusing on the pertinent data can help keep the individual focused and on track. Straying from the plan and basing investment decisions on news headlines may lead to portfolio confusion down the road. Crunching the numbers and paying attention to the important economic data can greatly help the investor see through the smoke when markets get muddled.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) has drawn the attention of traders as the price has moved 0.43709876% since the open. The prior session close was noted at 73.53. Looking back over the last month, we note that the stock’s high point was seen at 78.5.

Dedicated traders will often pay close attention to Exponential Moving Average levels. EMA study can help guide traders when gauging market strength. We can see the following EMA levels on the stock:

30 day Exponential Moving Average: 75.33412619
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 75.9118481
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 76.53581829
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 74.2964553
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 74.93303463
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 76.03140219

The HMA or Hull Moving Average for the stock is presently 72.92493407. The HMA may help with technical analysis by reducing lag and heightening responsiveness. Traders often find that following this indicator helps with reduction of noise.

As traders scan the equity market, they may be using Simple Moving Averages to help figure out where a stock is headed. Following some SMA levels, we can see that the 10 day is 74.40291, the 20 day is 75.420705, and the 30 day is 75.42647. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 76.103682 , the 100 day is 77.224032 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 77.013646.

Scanning through some ratings, we note that the current Oscillator Rating on the stock is a “Neutral”. The Moving Average Rating is sitting at a “Strong Sell”. Traders may use these signals in conjunction with other indicators in order to set up the chart for future trading success.

Investors following EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) can see that the stock most recently closed at 73.53
Past 3 months: -3.4903556
One year change: 11.43939394
Year-to-date: 14.86803061
Past week: -2.59568269
Past month: -6.57944875

Traders following Donchian Channels can see that the 20 day upper band is 77.56 and the 20 day lower band is 72.25. These channels are used by technicians to help spot possible breakouts, and they may also be used to confirm a defined trend.

Traders checking the pulse on shares of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) will note that since the opening price of 73.22, the stock has moved 0.31. During the session, the stock has hit a low of 73.22 and reached a high of 73.6. Volume on the day is around 102300. 

As we move closer towards the end of the year, investors may be undertaking a portfolio review. Reviewing trades over the past six months, investors should be able to see what has worked and what has not. There might be some stocks that have outperformed the market, and there might be some underperformers as well. Focusing on what has worked so far this year may help provide a clearer picture for future moves. Pinpointing what went wrong can also help the investor see which areas of the portfolio need improvement. If the stock market continues on to reach new heights, investors might be looking to lock in some profits before making the next big trade.