RAIT Financial Trust, a real estate investment trust which provides debt financing for commercial properties, has priced a public offering of 9 million shares of common stock at $5.75 per share. The company has granted the deal’s underwriters the ability to purchase an additional 1.35 million shares to cover over-allotments.

The pricing was $0.23 below the Monday closing price of $5.98 per share. The stock opened Tuesday morning at $5.59 per share and has moved further south in heavy trading. Volume through 11:30 a.m. was 4.6 million shares traded, while the normal average daily volume for the past three month is just 316,503, according to Yahoo! Finance.

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