Just the Facts on Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI)

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on REIT – Retail. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $13.22, up from yesterday’s close by 1.93%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.89 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -13.12 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $149.77 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.06 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.67% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Retail Properties of America, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $13.78. It is now trading 0.56% off that level. The stock is trading $11.75 its 50-day moving average by -1.47%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $10.84.

In recent action, Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) has made a move of +15.66% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.35% with $218.35 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of RPAI.

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