NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Home Properties (NYSE: HME) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 2.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 5.3 times its average daily volume and trading down $3.52 (-5.7%) at $58.67 as of 10:05 a.m. ET.

Home has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Home Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of apartment communities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 89.6, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 88.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full Home Ratings Report.

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