Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our modelAll three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.2%) at 12,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,635 issues advancing vs. 1,204 declining with 167 unchanged.The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Health Care REIT (HCN), down 1.1%, Host Hotels & Resorts (HST), down 1.0%, HCP (HCP), down 1.0%, Realty Income Corporation (O), down 0.7% and Equity Residential (EQR), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Brookfield Asset Management (BAM), up 0.7%.TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:5. UDR (UDR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, UDR is down $0.15 (-0.7%) to $22.67 on light volume Thus far, 353,100 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.59-$22.85 after having opened the day at $22.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.82. UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -84.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UDR a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.TheStreet Ratings rates UDR as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full UDR Ratings Report now.Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade
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