NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Simon Property Group (SPG) - Get Report stock is down by 4.32% to $178.72 in early-morning trading on Friday, after the company reported its 2015 fourth quarter earnings results.

Before the market open today, the retail real estate investment company reported earnings of $1.27 per share, while analysts were expecting earnings of $1.22 per share. Revenue of $1.38 billion missed analysts' forecasts for revenue of $1.4 billion. 

Simon, which operates malls across the U.S., projected 2016 earnings between $5.95 per share and $6.05 per share, lower than analysts' estimates for earnings of $6.18 per share.

Additionally, Simon's board of directors increased its quarterly dividend by 14.3% year-over-year to $1.60 per share.

Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of A-.The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: SPG

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