JPMorgan makes moves in REIT sector

|By:, SA News Editor

Making a number of changes in its coverage of equity REITs, JPMorgan mostly is taking a shine to the beaten-up sector.

Upgrades to Overweight: Health Care REIT (HCN), General Growth (GGP), Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT), EPR Properties (EPR), Douglass Emmett (DEI), Brookfield Properties (BPO), Brandywine Realty (BDN), Avalon Bay (AVB), Apartment Investment & Management (AIV), and STAG Industrial (STAG).

Downgrades to Neutral: Equity One (EQY), CBL & Associates (CBL), American Campus Communities (ACC).