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Morning Research on NorthStar Realty Finance, Healthcare Trust of America, Ventas, and Corporate Office Properties Trust



  Morning Research on NorthStar Realty Finance, Healthcare Trust of America,
                Ventas, and Corporate Office Properties Trust

PR Newswire

LONDON, April 17, 2013

LONDON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Residential real estate market has improved significantly since last year,
with the latest data on housing starts once again highlighting the strong
recovery. While commercial real estate market has also shown signs of
improvement, the recovery has not been as robust as the one seen in
residential real estate market. REITs such as Northstar Realty Finance Corp.
(NYSE: NRF), Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE:
HTA), and Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) will be hoping that
record low interest rates will drive improvement in the commercial real estate
market in 2013. REITs ended mostly higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in the
broad market. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on NRF,
VTR, HTA, and OFC and these can be accessed by signing up at

http://www.stockcall.com/analysis

Shares of Northstar Realty Finance Corp. edged higher in trading on Tuesday.
The stock touched an intra-day high of $9.40 before finishing the day 0.87%
higher at $9.32 on volume of 2.36 million. The company's shares are currently
trading close to their 52-week high of $9.94. The REIT, which currently has a
dividend yield of 7.73%, has had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining more
than 35%. The stock is currently trading well above its 50-day and 200-day
moving averages, which is a bullish signal. Download the free report on NRF
upon registration at

http://www.StockCall.com/NRF041713.pdf

Another major gainer in the REIT sector on Tuesday was Ventas Inc. The stock
rose to an intra-day high of $77.80 before finishing the day 1.49% higher at
$77.77 on above average volume of 2.20 million. Ventas' shares are also
trading close to their 52-week high of $77.88. The REIT has seen a series of
highs since the start of this year, which is a bullish signal. The positive
trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity, and the stock's MACD
chart. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 3.45%. VTR technical report
can be accessed for free by signing up at

http://www.StockCall.com/VTR041713.pdf

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. edged higher yesterday. The stock
rose to an intra-day high of $11.92 before finishing the day 1.46% higher at
$11.84 on volume of 792,700. Year-to-date, Healthcare Trust of America's
shares have gained more than 21%, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained
10.40% in the same period. The REIT is also trading above its 50-day and
200-day moving averages. The company's shares are currently face resistance at
around $12. The free report on HTA can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/HTA041713.pdf

Corporate Office Properties Trust shares rose sharply on Tuesday. The stock
closed 1.03% higher at $28.41 on volume of 680,100. It touched an intra-day
high of $28.54. Shares of OFC are currently trading close to their 52-week
high of $28.87. The REIT has outperformed the broad market so far in 2013,
gaining nearly 15%. The company's shares are currently trading above their
50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's MACD is also trading above the
signal line and the zero-line. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of
3.87%. Free report on OFC can be accessed by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/OFC041713.pdf

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