March 26, 2013 at 08:15 AM EDT
Before the Bell Scans of Brookfield Asset Management, Health Care REIT, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Sunstone Hotel Investors, and Diamondrock Hospitality

LONDON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

REITs focusing on commercial real estate can expect to benefit from improving fundamentals in the commercial real estate market. With rents and vacancies rising, commercial real estate market is showing signs of stabilizing. This should benefit REITs such as HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), and Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE: HCN), which focus on healthcare facilities. For REITs such as Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: BEE), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO), and DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH), which focus on hotels and motels, the improving U.S. economic outlook augurs well. All five REITs edged higher in Monday's trading session even as the broad market struggled. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on HCP, HCN, BEE, SHO, and DRH at

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Shares of HCP Inc. edged higher on Monday; however, the gains were limited. The stock hit an intra-day high of $49.22 before finishing the day 0.10% higher at $48.96 on volume of 1.41 million. HCP Inc.'s shares saw a pullback after the stock recently hit a 52-week high of $49.79. However, the stock has been making a recovery in the last two sessions. The stock's MACD chart suggests that market sentiment is bullish on the stock. Year-to-date, HCP's shares have gained more than 9.60%. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 4.29%. Sign up today to read the free research report on HCP at

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Shares of Health Care REIT Inc. hit a 52-week high of $66.48 on Monday before paring some of the gains. The stock closed 0.20% higher at $66.20 on volume of 1.52 million. This healthcare facilities REIT's shares have seen a series of highs over the past few trading sessions, which is a bullish signal. The stock's MACD chart further confirms the upbeat trend. The company currently has a dividend yield of 4.62%. The stock has outperformed the broad market so far in 2013, gaining 9.30%. Register to download the free technical analysis on HCN at

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Shares of Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc. edged higher in trading yesterday. The stock ended the day 0.49% higher at $8.24 on volume of 1.05 million. The stock recently hit a 52-week high of $8.55. However, technical indicators suggest that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc.'s shares have had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining 28.75%, compared to a gain of just 8.80% for the S&P 500. Free report on BEE can be accessed by registering at

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Shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. rose sharply in trading yesterday, extending their gains for the year. The stock ended the day 1.54% higher at $11.84 on volume of 1.41 million, taking its gains for the year to above 10.50%. Sunstone Hotel's shares are currently trading nearly 2% below their 52-week high of $12.08. The stock currently faces stiff resistance at $12. It has support at $11.50. Register with StockCall and download the research on SHO for free at

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Shares of DiamondRock Hospitality Company edged higher on Monday, closing 0.55% higher at $9.08 on volume of 1.23 million. Year-to-date, DiamondRock Hospitality's shares have gained just 0.89%, underperforming the broad market. The REIT currently has a dividend yield of 3.74%. The company's shares are also trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a bearish signal. Read the full free research on DRH by signing up to StockCall at

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