SL Green and Other Real Estate Operations Stocks Making Big Moves on January 2, 2013

By Investopedia Staff | January 02, 2013 AAA

The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.8%; and the Dow has risen 1.9%.

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Marriott Vacations (NYSE:VAC) $1.44 billion +4.3%
Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) $851.5 million +2.9%
Alexander\'s (NYSE:ALX) $1.69 billion +2.4%
National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) $1.57 billion +2.2%
PS Business Parks (NYSE:PSB) $1.58 billion +1.9%
SL Green (NYSE:SLG) $6.93 billion +1.9%
Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) $4.41 billion +1.8%

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After an increase of 4.3%, Marriott Vacations (NYSE:VAC) has reached a current price of $43.48. So far today, the company's volume is 92,317 shares, 0.3 times the average daily volume.

Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) is up 2.9% to reach a current price of $43.97 per share. So far today, 5,746 shares have changed hands.

Alexander's (NYSE:ALX) has risen 2.4% to hit a current price of $337.97 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 2,414 shares, 0.3 times the current three-month average.

After rising 2.2%, National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) is currently trading at a share price of $57.82. The company's volume for the day so far is 45,590 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 76,653 shares.

PS Business Parks (NYSE:PSB) has moved up 1.9% and is currently trading at $66.23 per share. At 48,466 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.4 times the current daily average.

SL Green (NYSE:SLG) has increased to a share price of $78.07, a 1.9% rise. So far today, the company's volume is 256,191 shares.

Rising 1.8%, Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) is currently trading at $70.50 per share. The company's volume is currently 182,576 shares for the day, 0.3 times its current three-month average.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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