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On Thursday, December 19, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged mostly lower, as the S&P 500 ended the day at 1,809.60, down 0.06%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,179.08, up 0.07%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,058.14, down 0.29%. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index edged 0.15% lower to end the day at 290.11; and the S&P 500 Real Estate Investment Trusts REITS Industry Index ended the day at 148.84, down 1.10%. The S&P 500 Real Estate Investment Trusts REITS Industry Index has gained 1.00% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.29% during the same period. The major movers in the industry included NorthStar Realty Finance Corporation (NYSE: NRF), Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH), Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP), and Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on NRF, SNH, BXP, and MPW now at:
Shares in NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. edged higher on Thursday, hitting a new 52-week high of $12.96. The company's stock ended the day at $12.92, up 0.86% from the previous day's closing price of $12.81. A total of 14.59 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 5.05 million. The company's shares have gained 33.89% in the last one month and 37.30% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.22% and 5.07%, during the respective periods. Additionally, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $9.94 and $9.46, respectively. Download free research on NRF today by registering at:
On Thursday, shares in Senior Housing Properties Trust plummeted, as the broader market mostly edged lower. The company's shares traded between $21.96 and $22.65 before finishing the day 3.33% lower at $22.03. A total of 1.66 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.42 million. The company's shares have fallen by 0.68% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.29%, during the same period. Furthermore, Senior Housing Properties Trust's stock is trading near its 52-week low of $21.66, and below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $23.50 and $25.23, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on SNH at:
Boston Properties Inc.'s stock ended the day at $102.15, down 0.83% from the previous day's closing price of $103.00. On Thursday, the company's shares fluctuated between $101.57 and $103.10 during the trading session. A total of 1.17 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.90 million. Despite Thursday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 3.21% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.29%, during the same period. Moreover, Boston Properties Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $103.27 and $105.84, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on BXP at:
On Thursday, shares in Medical Properties Trust Inc. oscillated between $12.22 and $12.60, before closing the day 3.02% lower at the intra-day low of $12.22. A total of 1.16 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.10 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 0.08% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.29% during the same period. Additionally, Medical Properties Trust Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $12.89 and $14.14, respectively. The free report on MPW can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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