2. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation ( O) is down $0.99 (-2.1%) to $45.63 on heavy volume Thus far, 7.9 million shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.35-$45.65 after having opened the day at $45.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.62.

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. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Realty Income Corporation Ratings Report now.

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