Shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 451,511 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 2% from the previous session’s volume of 461,762 shares.The stock last traded at $19.90 and had previously closed at $19.85.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on RPT shares. DA Davidson started coverage on Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, April 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Boenning Scattergood downgraded Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group started coverage on Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust in a research note on Thursday, June 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Finally, Wunderlich boosted their price target on Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.17.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $18.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.61. The company has a market capitalization of $1.58 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.32.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34. Analysts predict that Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust will post $1.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 20th were paid a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 16th.

A number of large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,033,592 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $17,168,000 after buying an additional 22,077 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust by 19.1% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 142,550 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,368,000 after buying an additional 22,907 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 91,224 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,515,000 after buying an additional 7,169 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust by 392.2% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 173,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,889,000 after buying an additional 138,592 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 117,690 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,955,000 after buying an additional 5,140 shares during the period.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an integrated real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership and management of multi-anchored shopping centers primarily in approximately 10 metropolitan markets in the United States. The Company’s property portfolio includes approximately 70 shopping centers and an office building comprising approximately 15.3 million square feet.

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