Editor's Note: 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. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- DDR (NYSE: DDR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $17.68, above its previous 52-week high of $17.67 with 1.4 million shares traded as of 12:36 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days. DDR has a market cap of $5.54 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. DDR Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, owning, leasing, and managing shopping centers, mini-malls, and lifestyle centers.
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TheStreet Ratings rates DDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full DDR Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. 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.