1. As of noon trading, Apartment Investment & Management ( AIV) is up $0.16 (0.6%) to $27.55 on average volume Thus far, 685,616 shares of Apartment Investment & Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.19-$27.66 after having opened the day at $27.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.39. Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) is a real estate investment manager. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, management, and redevelopment of apartment properties. It invests in real estate markets of United States. The firm primarily invests in apartment properties. Apartment Investment & Management has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Apartment Investment & Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Apartment Investment & Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Apartment Investment & Management Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the real estate industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ( IYR) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider ProShares Short Real Estate Fund ( REK). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.