Morning Research on NorthStar Realty Finance, Healthcare Trust of America, Ventas, and Corporate Office Properties Trust

LONDON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Residential real estate market has improved significantly since last year, with the latest data on housing starts once again highlighting the strong recovery. While commercial real estate market has also shown signs of improvement, the recovery has not been as robust as the one seen in residential real estate market. REITs such as Northstar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF), Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE: HTA), and Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) will be hoping that record low interest rates will drive improvement in the commercial real estate market in 2013. REITs ended mostly higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on NRF, VTR, HTA, and OFC and these can be accessed by signing up at

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Shares of Northstar Realty Finance Corp. edged higher in trading on Tuesday. The stock touched an intra-day high of $9.40 before finishing the day 0.87% higher at $9.32 on volume of 2.36 million. The company's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $9.94. The REIT, which currently has a dividend yield of 7.73%, has had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining more than 35%. The stock is currently trading well above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a bullish signal. Download the free report on NRF upon registration at

http://www.StockCall.com/NRF041713.pdf

Another major gainer in the REIT sector on Tuesday was Ventas Inc. The stock rose to an intra-day high of $77.80 before finishing the day 1.49% higher at $77.77 on above average volume of 2.20 million. Ventas' shares are also trading close to their 52-week high of $77.88. The REIT has seen a series of highs since the start of this year, which is a bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity, and the stock's MACD chart. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 3.45%. VTR technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at

http://www.StockCall.com/VTR041713.pdf

Shares of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. edged higher yesterday. The stock rose to an intra-day high of $11.92 before finishing the day 1.46% higher at $11.84 on volume of 792,700. Year-to-date, Healthcare Trust of America's shares have gained more than 21%, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 10.40% in the same period. The REIT is also trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The company's shares are currently face resistance at around $12. The free report on HTA can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/HTA041713.pdf

Corporate Office Properties Trust shares rose sharply on Tuesday. The stock closed 1.03% higher at $28.41 on volume of 680,100. It touched an intra-day high of $28.54. Shares of OFC are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $28.87. The REIT has outperformed the broad market so far in 2013, gaining nearly 15%. The company's shares are currently trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's MACD is also trading above the signal line and the zero-line. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 3.87%. Free report on OFC can be accessed by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/OFC041713.pdf

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