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STAG Industrial Sells Six Industrial Real Estate Properties

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In sync with its strategy, STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG - Free Report) has closed the sale of Southeast Portfolio for a gross proceed of around $81 million. This Boston, MA-based real estate investment trust (“REIT”) sold the properties to Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust at a capitalization rate of 6.9%.
The portfolio comprises six industrial real estate properties located in Atlanta and Charlotte and spans over an area of around 1.6 million square feet. The assets are fully leased to seven tenants.

STAG Industrial is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the U.S.

Currently, STAG Industrial has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Over the past 30 days, its current-quarter funds from operations (“FFO”) estimates remained unchanged at 40 cents.

Some other stocks in the same space include Seritage Growth Properties (SRG - Free Report) , Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (ARE - Free Report) and DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT - Free Report) . While Seritage Growth Properties sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), both Alexandria Real Estate Equities and DCT Industrial Trust carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Seritage Growth Properties’ current quarter estimates have moved up 1.7% over the past one month to 59 cents.

Current-quarter estimates for Alexandria Real Estate Equities and DCT Industrial Trust remained unchanged at $1.43 and 56 cents, respectively, over the past month.

Note: FFO, a widely used metric to gauge the performance of REITs, is obtained after adding depreciation and amortization and other non-cash expenses to net income. All EPS numbers presented in this write up represent FFO per share.

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