It ended up being a decent year for retail REITs. Of the 28 companies listed below, 17 ended the year with stock prices above where they ended 2008 while 11 were down for the year.

RETAIL REIT SCORECARD
Symbol Price* 52-week High Chg 52-week Low Chg Dec. 31, 2008 2009 Chg Dec. 31, 2009 YTD Chg
Glimcher Realty Trust GRT $3.41 $4.51 -24.39% $0.32 266.67% $2.81 -3.91% $2.70 26.30%
Cedar Shopping Centers CDR 7.56 7.69 -1.69 1.50 404.00 7.08 -3.95 6.80 11.81
PREIT PEI 9.20 10.47 -12.13 2.20 318.18 7.45 13.56 8.46 8.75
Saul Centers BFS 35.19 36.80 -4.38 18.42 91.04 39.50 -17.06 32.76 7.42
CBL & Associates Properties CBL 10.33 11.17 -7.52 1.92 438.02 6.50 48.77 9.67 6.83
Inland Real Estate IRC 8.68 11.21 -22.57 5.79 49.91 12.98 -37.21 8.15 6.50
CapLease LSE 4.63 5.07 -8.68 1.46 217.12 1.73 153.18 4.38 5.71
Equity One EQY 16.96 18.25 -7.07 9.06 87.20 17.70 -8.64 16.17 4.89
Realty Income O 26.85 28.23 -4.89 14.25 88.42 23.15 11.92 25.91 3.63
Cousins Properties CUZ 7.89 11.66 -32.33 5.85 34.87 13.85 -44.91 7.63 3.41
Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 19.78 23.00 -14.00 7.96 148.49 20.69 -4.35 19.79 -0.05
Agree Realty ADC 23.06 25.56 -9.78 8.81 161.75 18.13 28.46 23.29 -0.99
Ramco-Gershenson
Properties Trust RPT 9.37 11.97 -21.72 3.56 163.20 6.18 54.37 9.54 -1.78
Regency Centers REG 34.30 41.71 -17.77 20.72 65.54 46.70 -24.93 35.06 -2.17
National Retail Properties NNN 20.76 22.80 -8.95 12.26 69.33 17.19 23.44 21.22 -2.17
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers SKT 37.80 41.78 -9.53 24.78 52.54 37.62 3.64 38.99 -3.05
Federal Realty
Investment Trust FRT 65.63 71.92 -8.75 36.62 79.22 62.08 9.09 67.72 -3.09
Kimco Realty KIM 13.05 17.32 -24.65 6.33 106.16 18.28 -25.98 13.53 -3.55
Acadia Realty Trust AKR 16.25 17.76 -8.50 8.50 91.18 14.27 18.22 16.87 -3.68
Kite Realty Group KRG 3.92 5.49 -28.60 2.03 93.10 5.56 -26.80 4.07 -3.69
Urstadt Biddle Properties UBA 14.61 16.32 -10.48 9.70 50.62 15.93 -4.14 15.27 -4.32
Colonial Properties Trust CLP 11.16 12.83 -13.02 2.72 310.29 8.33 40.82 11.73 -4.86
Developers Diversified Realty DDR 8.73 10.66 -18.11 1.38 532.61 4.88 89.75 9.26 -5.72
Vornado Realty Trust VNO 64.91 73.96 -12.24 27.01 140.32 60.35 15.89 69.94 -7.19
Taubman Centers TCO 32.69 38.63 -15.38 12.43 162.99 25.46 41.04 35.91 -8.97
Simon Property Group SPG 72.10 83.82 -13.98 24.27 197.07 53.13 50.20 79.80 -9.65
Macerich MAC 32.40 38.22 -15.23 5.45 494.50 18.16 97.96 35.95 -9.87
General Growth Properties GGWPQ 10.24 13.24 -22.66 0.32 3,100.00 N/A N/A 11.56 -11.42

* As of 1/25/2010. Bold indicates new 52-week highs and lows.

Source: Retail Traffic