Today's Research on Newcastle Investment, Lexington Realty Trust, Cousins Properties, RAIT Financial Trust, and Retail Properties of America PR Newswire LONDON, April 18, 2013 LONDON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- REITs had a mixed year in 2012. While REITs focusing on residential real estate benefited from a recovery in the housing market, those focusing on commercial real estate had a mixed year. Mortgage REITs, meanwhile, continue to face significant challenges as mortgage rates remain at record low levels. REITs ended mostly lower on Wednesday, tracking losses in the broad market, which came under pressure following some disappointing earnings reports. Among the major losers in the REIT sector included Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT), Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP), Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ), RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS), and Retail Properties of America Inc. (NYSE: RPAI). StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on NCT, LXP, CUZ, RAS and RPAI and these free reports are accessible by registering at http://www.stockcall.com/research Shares of Newcastle Investment Corp.'s shares fell sharply on Wednesday, extending its losses for the week. The stock closed 2.46% lower at $10.29 on volume of 4.01 million, taking its losses for the week to 5.6%. Despite the recent losses, Newcastle Investment Corp.'s shares have gained more than 21% so far in 2013. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 8.55%. Shares of NCT, however, have slipped below their 50-day moving average this week, which is a bearish signal. Sign up for the free technical research on NCT at http://www.StockCall.com/NCT041813.pdf Shares of Lexington Realty Trust edged lower on Wednesday. The stock closed 0.91% lower at $11.96 on volume of 2.30 million after trading between $11.78 and $12.04. Lexington Realty Trust's shares have fallen more than 1.60% in the last three trading sessions. Despite the pullback this week, the stock is currently trading close to its 52-week high of $12.20. The REIT has a dividend yield of 5.02%. Year-to-date, shares of LXP have gained nearly 16%, outperforming the S&P 500. Be sure to read our latest technical research on LXP by registering at http://www.StockCall.com/LXP041813.pdf Shares of Cousins Properties Inc. slipped in yesterday's trading session, extending their losses for the week. The stock ended the day 0.86% lower at $10.40 on volume of 1.07 million, taking its losses for the week to 2.60%. However, the stock is still hovering around its 52-week high of $10.95. The REITs, which has a dividend yield of 1.73%, has had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining more than 25%. Sign up and read the complimentary report on CUZ at http://www.StockCall.com/CUZ041813.pdf Another REIT that fell sharply on Wednesday was RAIT Financial Trust. The REIT fell 1.72% to finish the day at $7.98 on volume of 689,830. Shares of RAS have struggled this week, falling more than 3.20%. Despite the pullback, the company's shares are trading only 4.09% below their 52-week high. The stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. However, the stock's MACD has just slipped below the signal line, which indicates that market sentiment has turned bearish. The free report on RAS can be downloaded by signing up now at http://www.StockCall.com/RAS041813.pdf Retail Properties of America Inc.'s shares ended lower on Wednesday; however, the losses were limited. The stock closed 0.07% lower at $14.70 on above average volume of 645,690. The company's shares have traded sideways in the last few weeks. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 4.49%. Despite struggling in recent weeks, Retail Properties of America's shares have gained more than 24% so far in 2013. Free report on RPAI can be accessed by registering at http://www.StockCall.com/RPAI041813.pdf About StockCall.com StockCall.com is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up today to talk to our financial analyst at http://www.stockcall.com SOURCE StockCall.com Contact: Contact Person: William T. Knight, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact Number: +1(646) 396-9857 (9:00 am EST - 01:30 pm EST)
Today's Research on Newcastle Investment, Lexington Realty Trust, Cousins Properties, RAIT Financial Trust, and Retail
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