NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of General Growth Properties (GGP) were lower in midday trading on Friday ahead of the company's 2016 third quarter results, due out after Monday's closing bell.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet are expecting core funds from operations of 35 cents per share on revenue of $566.6 million.

During the same quarter last year, the Chicago-based real estate investment trust posted funds from operations of 36 cents per diluted share on revenue of $585.3 million.

Funds from operations is a key metric in the REIT industry, which takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of B on the stock.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures.

The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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.

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

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