Realty Income Reaches New 52-Week High (O)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $48, above its previous 52-week high of $47.98 with 908,796 shares traded as of 3:51 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

Realty Income has a market cap of $8.57 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 55.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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