Realty Income Rises On Unusually High Volume (O)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.9 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.34 (+3.4%) at $40.68 as of 4:01 p.m. ET.

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Realty Income has a market cap of $5.25 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Realty Income Corporation engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial retail real estate properties in the United States. The company leases its retail properties primarily to regional and national retail chain store operators. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Realty Income Ratings Report.

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