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Lowest Return on Equity in the Diversified REITs Industry Detected in Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (RAS, NRF, FPO, GOOD, LXP)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Diversified REITs industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

RAIT Financial Trust ranks lowest with a ROE of -1,625.7%. Following is NorthStar Realty Finance with a ROE of -1,467.1%. First Potomac Realty Trust ranks third lowest with a ROE of -1,235.9%.

Gladstone Commercial follows with a ROE of -203.5%, and Lexington Realty Trust rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 766.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of RAIT Financial Trust on March 2nd, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $3.25. Since that call, shares of RAIT Financial Trust have fallen 30.5%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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