CommonWealth REIT Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (CWH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.65 (-6.5%) at $23.60 as of 12:16 p.m. ET.

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CommonWealth REIT has a market cap of $1.89 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 42.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CommonWealth REIT is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by Reit Management & Research LLC. The fund invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in office buildings, industrial buildings, and leased industrial land. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates CommonWealth REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full CommonWealth REIT Ratings Report.

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