Shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (ARE) have jumped nearly 7% so far today after the company raised its full-year outlook.

The real estate investment trust (REIT) now expects funds from operations (FFO) of $5.60 per share, compared to the earlier prediction of $5.43 per share.

The revised guidance is higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate, derived from 10 covering analysts, of $5.45 per share, which has remained constant over the past 2 months.

Meanwhile, second-quarter FFO came in at $1.59 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by nearly 12%.

Revenue expanded 11.6% to $121.4 million.

ARE, a Zacks #3 Rank (“Hold”) stock, is trading on higher-than-usual volume of approximately 2 million, against the average daily volume of about 1.1 million.

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