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UMH: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) _ UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations.

The Freehold, New Jersey-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $6 million, or 15 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 18 cents per share.

Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

The company said it had net income of $5.6 million, or 14 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $37.3 million in the period.

The company's shares have increased 24% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $14.74, an increase of slightly more than 9% in the last 12 months.

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