Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (RHP): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

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Ryman Hospitality Properties ( RHP) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Ryman Hospitality Properties rose $0.50 (1.1%) to $44.42 on light volume. Throughout the day, 756,756 shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,068,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.04-$44.92 after having opened the day at $44.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.92. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: MPG Office ( MPG), up 20.4%, Maui Land & Pineapple Company ( MLP), up 12.8%, Institutional Financial Markets ( IFMI), up 9.2% and Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 7.8%.
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Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. owns and operates hotels in the United States. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryman Hospitality Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Vestin Realty Mortgage II ( VRTB), down 8.8%, Prologis ( PLD), down 2.9%, Universal Health Realty Income ( UHT), down 2.8% and Income Opportunity Realty Investors ( IOT), down 2.2% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with Duke Realty ( DRE) being today's real estate industry laggard.

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