1. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation ( O) is up $0.31 (0.59) to $52.50 on average volume Thus far, 841,970 shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.11-$52.53 after having opened the day at $52.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.19. 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 $10.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the real estate industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ( IYR) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider ProShares Short Real Estate Fund ( REK). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.