March 15, 2013 at 09:38 AM EDT
Top-Rallying REITs in Focus - Strategic Hotels and Resorts (BEE), Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT), Redwood Trust (RWT)

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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/15/2013 -- StockRunway.com issues special report on the Top-Rallying REITs –Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:BEE), Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT), Redwood Trust, Inc (NYSE:RWT)

Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:BEE) advanced +4.81% with the closing price of $8.28. The company recently filed Form 8-K with the SEC and, in other news, has closed on a $475 million loan secured by the Hotel del Coronado. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.94 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $5.44-$8.31. The total market capitalization remained $1.69 billion.

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The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 52.21% and its last month price volatility remained 2.91%. Its beta coefficient was 2.84 with a target price of $8.36. In its share capital, the company has 204.31 million outstanding shares while 177.55 million shares have been floated in market.

It has insider ownership of 0.70% with its institutional ownership remained 85.23%. Its current year earnings per share grew with 44.67% while the five year EPS growth rate was 47.20%.

Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) shares went 4.09% up and closed at $6.11 in the last trading session after its Board of Trustees agreed to pay a cash dividend of $0.50 per Series B Preferred Share and $0.1862 per Series C Preferred Share for the first quarter ending March 31, 2013.

The preferred share dividends are to be paid on April 15, 2013 to holders of record as of April 1, 2013. The Series C dividend accounts for a quarterly dividend payout of $0.4297 per share, adjusted on a pro-forma basis for the timing of the closing of the Company’s public offering of the Series C shares on March 6, 2013.

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The Board of Trustees also announced quarterly cash dividends of $0.06 per Common Share and per Limited Partnership unit for the first quarter ending March 31, 2013 due on April 15, 2013 to holders of record as of April 1, 2013.

Its overall traded volume was 3.31 million shares. The stock’s opening price was $5.90, hitting the day high price of $6.14 and day low of $5.80. HT has earnings per share of -$0.02. The company has 0.67% returns on assets, -0.34% returns on equity and its return on investments is 0.72%.

Redwood Trust, Inc (NYSE:RWT) increased +3.15% to close at $23.59 and its total volume in the last trading session was 1.64 million shares. The stock extended rally after the company’s decision to sell securities backed by $576.4 Million of mortgages. In last 52 weeks, high hit was $23.69 and low price in that period was $11.06.

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The company has outstanding shares of 81.70million with the total market cap of $1.93 billion and its beta value stands at 0.99 times. Its debt-to-equity ratio is 2.83.

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