StockCall Scrutinizes American Tower and Brandywine Realty Trust: REIT Companies Consolidate their Positions

    StockCall Scrutinizes American Tower and Brandywine Realty Trust: REIT
                    Companies Consolidate their Positions

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LONDON, February 25, 2013

LONDON, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

REIT sector sees action as more and more companies are clamoring to achieve
the status. REIT companies attract preferred tax rates upon meeting
dividenddistributioncriterion, making it an attractive business form. The
companies in the sector are performing well as Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:
BDN) reported lower losses for the fiscal year 2012 and elevated its forecast
for fiscal 2013. American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) reported purchase of
new assets from Axtel in the form of 883 towers. The company stock also got
lapped up by hedge funds. StockCall reviewed the solar industry and chose
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American Tower Corporation Purchases New Towers

American Tower is set to announce its fourth quarter financial numbers on Feb
26^th. The company is expected to report its EPS at 41 cents per share, down
from 51 cents per share it reported for the corresponding quarter of the last
year. However, its revenue is expected to climb to $742.5 million. For the
full financial year, the revenue expectation is pegged at $2.85 billion.
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American Tower's stock gained 24 percent in the past 52 weeks. The company
also enjoyed double digit percentage growth rate for its revenue in the past
four quarters. The company is also attracting institutional investment as Akre
Capital Management revealed in its 13F filing that it owns 1.7 million in the
REIT company. Citadel Investment Group tripled the size of its investment in
the company during the third quarter and now has 2.1 million shares of
American Tower Corporation in its portfolio.

American Tower mainly deals in leasing tower space. It offers its services to
telecommunication companies. It transformed its business structure by
converting itself into a REIT. The company recently inked a new deal with
Axtel to buy 883 towers. The deal is expected to be valued at $250 million and
is expected to help the company in consolidating its position.

Brandywine Realty Trust Ups Forecast

Brandywine Realty Trust stock is up 21 percent in the past 52 weeks and its
dividend yield stands at 4.55 percent, making it an attractive investment
option. The company mainly engages in office and industrial properties. It
recently reported its fourth quarter earnings and provided outlook for Fiscal
2013. Brandywine Realty Trust reported 90 percent leased and 88 percent
occupied rate for 2012. For its fourth quarter, the company's net loss per
share stood at 21 cents per share, up from 5 cents per share in loss it had
reported for the corresponding quarter of the last year. For it full year, the
net loss stood at 6 cents per share, down from 10 cents per share in loss it
had incurred for the year 2011. Brandywine Realty Trust is closing in on its
losses and is likely to recover in the near future. Register for today's free
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Brandywine Realty Trust upped its financial forecast for fiscal 2013. The
company now expects its FFO for the year to be in the range of $1.41 and $1.48
per share, up from its previous forecast of $1.38 and $1.46 per share range.
The elevated outlook is expected to be a positive catalyst for the stock

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