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Plum Creek: REIT Broker Action

(REIT broker action report updated with upgrade of Plum Creek Timber.)
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Real estate stocks were in focus following the latest broker action on Plum Creek Timber (PCL).

On Friday JPMorgan Chase (JPM) analysts upgraded shares of Equity Residential (EQR), Taubman Centers (TCO), Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI), Lexington Realty Trust (LXP), SL Green Realty (SLG) and Kilroy Realty (KRC) to overweight ratings.

JPMorgan analyst Anthony Paolone also issued upgrades on shares of Brookfield Properties (BPO), DCT Industrial Trust (DCT), Education Realty Trust (EDR), Equity One (EQY) and Kimco Realty (KIM).

The analyst issued downgrades on Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN), Corporate Office Properties (OFC), Nationwide Health Properties (NHP), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT - Get Report) and Ramco-Gershenson Properties (RPT - Get Report).

Here then, is a breakdown of recent upgrades and downgrades in the real estate investment trust sector and what drove the broker actions.
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