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RAIT Financial Trust has the Lowest Return on Equity in the Diversified REITs Industry (RAS, NRF, FPO, GOOD, WRE)

By Nick Russo

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 -67.9%. NorthStar Realty Finance is next with a ROE of -12.6%. First Potomac Realty Trust ranks third lowest with a ROE of -1.3%.

Gladstone Commercial follows with a ROE of 1.2%, and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 3.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of RAIT Financial Trust on February 29th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $2.58. Since that recommendation, shares of RAIT Financial Trust have risen 14.3%. We continue to monitor RAIT Financial Trust for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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