Excel (EXL) Sprints To New High Like National Retail Properties (NNN), Select Medical (SEM), Kirby (KEX)

Fitch Ratings noted Wednesday that it has assigned initial ‘BBB-‘ Issuer Default Rating to Excel Trust, Inc. (EXL). The Rating Outlook is Stable Fitch pointed out the ratings reflect Excel’s credit strengths, which include moderate projected leverage relative to other ‘BBB-‘ REITs, adequate fixed-charge coverage, a solid pool of unencumbered assets that EXL is committed to growing, and management’s track record of success at other publicly traded REITs. Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EXL), REIT – Diversified, is currently trading at $13.92, which flourished 1.24%. The stock is trading 0.94% below its 50 days high and 14.10% above its 50 days low. EXL has 127.28x price to cash flow ratio with 6.40% profit margin. Its beta value stands at 0.56 times. The firm has the market capitalization of $674.56 million. EXL showed 13.63% quarterly performance. Investment experts consider it a ‘Hold’ stock.

National Retail Properties Inc. (NNN), a real estate investment trust, commented that its first-quarter Funds From Operations available to common stockholders flourished to $61.64 million from the previous year’s $54.64 million, with Funds From Operations or FFO per share improving to $0.51 from $0.47 in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to declare earnings of $0.51 per share for the quarter. National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN), REIT – Diversified, is currently trading at $37.24, which escalated 1.44%. The stock is trading 1.00% below its 50 days high and 11.89% above its 50 days low. At the closing bell, shares in National Retail Properties, Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1438800. Its total outstanding shares are 123.19 million with the market capitalization of $4587.60 million. NNN showed 2.39% weekly performance. Analysts rate it a ‘Hold’ stock.

Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) Thursday announced first-quarter net income attributable to the company of $33.0 million or $0.24 per share, down from $34.4 million or $0.24 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings for the most recent first quarter was $0.25 per share, same as last year. On average, seven analysts polled by Thomson Reuters potential the company to earn $0.24 per share for the quarter. The price of Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM), Hospitals company, stock fostered 2.27% to $15.76. The stock is dealing at 0.96% below its 52-week high and 111.26% above its 52-week low. The RSI of stock currently approaches at the level of 67.84 with 2.63% weekly volatility. The firm maintained its $0.81 EPS for the stock. SEM showed 60.33% half yearly performance. We recommend to ‘Hold’ the stock.

Kirby Corp. (KEX) declared first quarter EPS of $1.09 subsequent to the bell Wednesday, up from $1.00 in the previous year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $1.09. Second quarter EPS is possible to be between $1.25 and $1.35, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.22. The company also bloomed its full year 2014 EPS guidance to between $4.80 and $5.00. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX), Shipping, is currently trading at $116.39, which boosted 1.19%. The stock is trading 0.81% below its 52-week high and 53.85% above its 52-week low. KEX has $6631.90 million market capitalization. The stock recorded a trading volume of 387800 shares as compared to its average volume of 438.68 million shares. KEX’s year to date performance is 17.27%. We recommend to ‘Buy’ the stock.

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