NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- Sunstone Hotel Investors

(NYSE:

SHO

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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