2. As of noon trading, Macerich Company ( MAC) is up $0.50 (0.72) to $70.16 on light volume Thus far, 340,695 shares of Macerich Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.77-$70.47 after having opened the day at $69.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.66.

The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich Company has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Macerich Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Macerich Company Ratings Report now.

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