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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

National Retail Properties

(NYSE:

NNN

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $31, above its previous 52-week high of $30.99 with 18,946 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

National Retail has a market cap of $3.34 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.5, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 30.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates National Retail as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

National Retail Ratings Report

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