Today's Research on Host Hotels & Resorts, Sunstone Hotel Investors, UDR Inc., CYS Investments, and Equity Residential

REIT Stocks Remain Range-bound

Feb 28, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

While the debate is still on about the spending cut measures, the FED chief Ben Bernanke provided a positive fillip to the market with his statement about the stimulus spending. The market responded well and the major indices like The Dow Jones closed 1.26% higher at 14,075.37, the S&P 500 closed 1.27% higher at 1,515.99, and the NASDAQ closed 1.04% higher at 3,162.26. Our research team took a look at REIT stocks including major companies like Host Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO), UDR Inc. (NYSE: UDR), CYS Investments Inc. (NYSE: CYS) and Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR). StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on HST, SHO, UDR, CYS and EQR, and these free reports are accessible by registering at

Despite the upward movement shown by the broad market indices, Host Hotels and Resorts Inc.'s stock finished only 0.66 percent higher at $16.70, with volume of 6.47 million shares. The stock has had a good run so far in 2013 with its year-to-date gain at 6.57 percent. However, the stock currently shows bullish trend which is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. Host Hotels and Resorts has its first support level at $16.50. In the coming trading sessions, the stock is likely to go as high as $16.82. Sign up for the free technical research on HST at

Sunstone Hotel Investors stock ended marginally up in its latest trading session. The stock closed 0.71 percent higher at $11.29 with 1.50 million share volume. Despite the mild upward movement, the stock is still up more than 5 percent for the year. In the past 52 weeks, Sunstone Hotel is up 22 percent. The stock currently has support at $10.85 level. Its MACD chart shows neutral trend and it may face its first resistance level at $11.30. Upon breaching this level, the stock may go as high as $11.50. Be sure to read our latest technical research on SHO by registering at

UDR Inc. is currently in the neutral mode as the stock ended its previous trading session at $24.26, down 0.33 percent. The stock traded in the range of 24.22 and $24.51 during the session. Its first support level is at $24.03 and upon breaching this level, the stock may go down to $23.24 level. On the upside, UDR's stock may touch $24.38 level. It has traded in the range of $22.18 and $27.75 in the past 52 weeks and it lost 4.79 percent of its value during the same time period. On a Year-to-Date basis, the stock is up 2.02 percent. Sign up and read the complimentary report on UDR at

CYS Investments shares remained flat for its latest trading session, ending the day at $11.77. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $11.75, while its intra-day high stood at $11.85. Despite its flat ending, CYS Investments has lost 0.34 percent this year, compared to a gain of 6.3 percent for the S&P 500. The stock is recovering after hitting its 52-week low of $11.45 recently. The company's shares have strong support at around $24.03, as the stock shows neutral trend. The stock is trading lower than its 20-day and 50-day moving averages. Sign up for the free technical research on CYS at

Equity Residential traded in the range of $55.77 and $56.26 in its latest trading session and ended it at $55.99, down 0.02 percent. The stock's 52 weeks range stands at $53.25 and $65.72. Equity Residential lost 3.57 percent of its value in the past 12 months, while it is down 1.2 percent so far this year. Equity Residential is in neutral mode. The free report on EQR can be downloaded by signing up now at

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