Australia's heavily indebted listed property trusts, which raised almost $3.7bn in the past two weeks, are expected to need more capital.

Analysts say the property sector 'turned negative' last Friday afternoon on rumours there could be more capital raisings.

They said the general equities market rose 1.3%, but the listed property index dropped 1.6%t on the back of selling pressure as fund managers were forced to sell stocks to meet new commitments.

Goldman Sachs head of A-REITs research Simon Wheatley said the problem facing some of these trusts was their lower securities price -- under 40c.

The Australian