3. As of noon trading, W. P. Carey ( WPC) is up $2.39 (3.5%) to $70.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 274,011 shares of W. P. Carey exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 356,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.25-$72.19 after having opened the day at $69.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.81.

W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. W. P. Carey has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 30.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates W. P. Carey a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates W. P. Carey as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full W. P. Carey Ratings Report now.

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