2. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is up $2.05 (1.3%) to $158.40 on light volume. Thus far, 385,271 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $156.17-$158.60 after having opened the day at $156.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $156.35.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $48.6 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Simon Property Group Ratings Report now.

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