CommonWealth REIT Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (CWH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 3.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.12 (-4.9%) at $21.76 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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CommonWealth REIT has a market cap of $2.59 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 44.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CommonWealth REIT is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by Reit Management & Research LLC. The fund invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in office buildings, industrial buildings, and leased industrial land. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates CommonWealth REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full CommonWealth REIT Ratings Report.

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