SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

September 15, 2010 09:01 ET

Professional Research on Kimco Realty and Simon Property Group -- Retail REITs Rising

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the REIT - retail industry, and offers free research on industry players Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) and Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

The housing market may not have returned yet but improved commercial properties are fueling retail REITs lately. Some facets of the retail world, luxury goods and apparel for example, are handily outpacing estimates and are expanding locations and opening new stores. Flourishing aspects such as these are providing a significant boost to some REITs. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on REIT -- retail industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Kimco Realty Corporation, Simon Property Group Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

In addition to rebounding retailers, REITs are yielding strong dividends when many other types of investments are not. Currently, REITs are averaging about 4% yields. While this may be down from the near 7% numbers of a year ago, REITs are among the top performing investments. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting REIT -- retail stocks.

Struggling banks have also contributed to the popularity and performance of REITs as well. REITs are proving to be more capable of raising capital to pay off debt than banks, making them an increasingly attractive investment.

While REITs are trending upward now, some investors remain cautious, as REITs remain one of the more vulnerable investments if the economy were to dip into a second recession.

In news recently in this space, is the purchase of the 258,359 square foot Riverdale Shopping Center by Kimco Realty Corporation for $36 million. The U.S. biggest owner and manager of luxury retail REITs, Simon Property Group Inc., on the other hand, is about to launch "Simon Fashion Now™" with runway shows which will equal the production values of top-notch fashion industry shows. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on Kimco Realty Corporation and Simon Property Group Inc.

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