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Shares of Excel Trust (NYSE:EXL) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The stock traded as low as $11.23 and last traded at $11.30, with a volume of 109,424 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.35.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Excel Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a $13.50 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Excel Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 2nd. Finally, analysts at Raymond James cut their price target on shares of Excel Trust from $16.00 to $14.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, November 8th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.38.

Excel Trust has a one year low of $11.23 and a one year high of $15.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.62 and a 200-day moving average of $12.20. The company has a market cap of $543.9 million and a P/E ratio of 80.50.

Excel Trust (NYSE:EXL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 7th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.03. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Excel Trust will post $0.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Excel Trust, Inc is a vertically integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (NYSE:EXL).

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