I have been telling my investor friends that Zacks is usually wrong, and not to trust their recommendations.
Who to trust? None of them are going to give honest free information to non-customers, so distrust all of them. After a while, you learn who is never to be trusted. You can find anal-yst recommendation history on Yahoo (not sure where it is today; do a search). Then compare with the chart. 90% of the time they will say Buy near the top, when they want you to buy their holdings. Ditto, Sell at the Low, when they're ready to buy.
WS intentionally rotates stocks from "loved" to "hated". When one Fund sells, they all act like a herd, fearing to be seen holding a loser. Do your own due diligence and look at charts to see how much downside is likely, and ditto the upside. You don't want to buy at the high, as a rule, no matter what they say, but investors are much more comfortable buying high than low. It's natural, but they lose.
I wondered what was wrong too. Now that I see the dividend will remain stable, it's understandable. Seems to me they have a lot on their plate to develop to profitability, so retained earnings are necessary to hedge unexpected expenses; that's smart business.
As a semi-utility, the yield is comparably generous, and I expect the stock will be less volatile. We all need some of that in our portfolios. If EPB sells off further, I'll add shares.