Before the Bell Scans of Duke Realty, Prologis, DCT Industrial Trust, BioMed Realty Trust, and First Industrial Realty Trust
LONDON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Earlier this week, reading on Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) index of manufacturing activity came below forecasts. Still, the index showed a reading of 51.3, which indicates expansion in manufacturing activity. Manufacturing activity has been expanding as the U.S. economy continues to show signs of recovery. This augurs well for industrial REITs such as Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DRE), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT), Biomed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: BMR), and First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: FR). On Wednesday, REITs ended mostly lower as the broad market tumbled amid worries over North Korea and some weak economic data. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on DRE, PLD, DCT, BMR, and FR at
Shares of Duke Realty Corp. edged lower in trading on Wednesday; however, the losses were limited. The stock touched a 52-week high of $17.39 earlier in the day but pared its gains to finish the day 0.35% lower at $17.20 on volume of 2.79 million. Shares of DRE have had an excellent run this year, gaining more than 25%. The stock has seen a series of highs since the start of this year, which is a bullish signal. Duke Realty Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.95%. Sign up today to read the free research report on DRE at
Shares of Prologis Inc. fell sharply yesterday, tracking losses in the broad market. The stock closed 1.25% lower at $39.64 on volume of 1.96 million. Despite the pullback, Prologis' shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $41.02. The stock recently broke through $40 resistance level, which is a bullish signal. Its MACD is also trading above the signal line and the zero-line, which further confirms the bullish market sentiment. Register to download the free technical analysis on PLD at
DCT Industrial Trust Inc.'s shares also slipped in trading on Wednesday, extending their losses for the week. The stock ended the day 0.55% lower at $7.19 on above average volume of 5.87 million, taking its losses in the last three trading sessions to more than 2.80%. Despite the recent losses, DCT's shares are up nearly 10.80% for the year. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 3.89%. Its shares have traded sideways in the last few weeks. The stock is still trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Free report on DCT can be accessed by registering at
Shares of Biomed Realty Trust Inc. edged higher in its last trading session, despite the sharp decline in the broad market. The stock ended the day 0.74% higher at $21.72 on above average volume of 2.06 million. Biomed's shares have seen a series of highs since the start of this year. The stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Biomed Realty Trust Inc., which has a dividend yield of 4.33%, has gained 13.60% so far this year. Register with StockCall and download the research on BMR for free at
First Industrial Realty Trust Inc.'s shares struggled in Wednesday's trading session, closing 1.12% lower at $16.71 on above average volume of 1.85 million. The stock has fallen nearly 2.50% this week. First Industrial Realty's shares are still trading close to their 52-week high of $17.14. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 19%, outperforming the S&P 500. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 2.03%. Read the full free research on FR by signing up to StockCall at
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