StockCall Scrutinizes American Tower and Brandywine Realty Trust: REIT Companies Consolidate their Positions

Feb 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from StockCall.com

LONDON, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

REIT sector sees action as more and more companies are clamoring to achieve the status. REIT companies attract preferred tax rates upon meeting dividend distribution criterion, making it an attractive business form. The companies in the sector are performing well as Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) reported lower losses for the fiscal year 2012 and elevated its forecast for fiscal 2013. American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) reported purchase of new assets from Axtel in the form of 883 towers. The company stock also got lapped up by hedge funds. StockCall reviewed the solar industry and chose American Tower and Brandywine Realty Trust for its technical coverage. These free reports can be seen for free at

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American Tower Corporation Purchases New Towers

American Tower is set to announce its fourth quarter financial numbers on Feb 26th. The company is expected to report its EPS at 41 cents per share, down from 51 cents per share it reported for the corresponding quarter of the last year. However, its revenue is expected to climb to $742.5 million. For the full financial year, the revenue expectation is pegged at $2.85 billion. Download the free research on American Tower Corp. by signing up now at

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American Tower's stock gained 24 percent in the past 52 weeks. The company also enjoyed double digit percentage growth rate for its revenue in the past four quarters. The company is also attracting institutional investment as Akre Capital Management revealed in its 13F filing that it owns 1.7 million in the REIT company. Citadel Investment Group tripled the size of its investment in the company during the third quarter and now has 2.1 million shares of American Tower Corporation in its portfolio.

American Tower mainly deals in leasing tower space. It offers its services to telecommunication companies. It transformed its business structure by converting itself into a REIT. The company recently inked a new deal with Axtel to buy 883 towers. The deal is expected to be valued at $250 million and is expected to help the company in consolidating its position.

Brandywine Realty Trust Ups Forecast

Brandywine Realty Trust stock is up 21 percent in the past 52 weeks and its dividend yield stands at 4.55 percent, making it an attractive investment option. The company mainly engages in office and industrial properties. It recently reported its fourth quarter earnings and provided outlook for Fiscal 2013. Brandywine Realty Trust reported 90 percent leased and 88 percent occupied rate for 2012. For its fourth quarter, the company's net loss per share stood at 21 cents per share, up from 5 cents per share in loss it had reported for the corresponding quarter of the last year. For it full year, the net loss stood at 6 cents per share, down from 10 cents per share in loss it had incurred for the year 2011. Brandywine Realty Trust is closing in on its losses and is likely to recover in the near future. Register for today's free analysis on Brandywine Realty Trust at

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Brandywine Realty Trust upped its financial forecast for fiscal 2013. The company now expects its FFO for the year to be in the range of $1.41 and $1.48 per share, up from its previous forecast of $1.38 and $1.46 per share range. The elevated outlook is expected to be a positive catalyst for the stock price.  

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