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Top 5 Companies in the Retail REITs Industry With the Highest Beta (CBL, WPG, BFS, PEI, UE)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Retail REITs industry with the highest betas. Higher-beta stocks mean greater volatility and are therefore generally considered to be riskier but also may provide the potential for higher returns.

Cbl & Assoc Prop ranks highest with a a beta of 1.2. Following is Washington Prime with a a beta of 1.1. Saul Centers Inc ranks third highest with a a beta of 0.9.

Penn Reit follows with a a beta of 0.9, and Urban Edge P rounds out the top five with a a beta of 0.9.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Penn Reit on December 3rd, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $5.21. Since that call, shares of Penn Reit have fallen 81.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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