Alexandria Real Estate Equities Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (ARE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE: ARE) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 1.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading down $3.29 (-4.3%) at $73.75 as of 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a market cap of $4.93 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alexandria Real Estate Equities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Alexandria Real Estate Equities Ratings Report.

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