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Whitestone: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON (AP) _ Whitestone Reit (WSR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $12.1 million, or 29 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 30 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 $7.6 million, or 19 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust posted revenue of $34.6 million in the period, topping Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $33.7 million.

Whitestone expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.17 to $1.19 per share.

The company's shares have fallen nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $13.61, an increase of nearly 2 percent in the last 12 months.

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