4. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is up $1.09 (1.1%) to $101.82 on light volume. Thus far, 272,480 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 863,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.48-$101.84 after having opened the day at $100.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.73.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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