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Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Real Estate Industry

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 model

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 15,100 as of Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,176 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.34 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.21. A company within the industry that increased today was Weyerhaeuser (WY), up 1.37. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Dupont Fabros Technology (DFT), down 4.08, CommonWealth REIT (CWH), down 3.66, Brookfield Asset Management (BAM), down 1.56, Regency Centers Corporation (REG), down 1.28 and SL Green Realty Corporation (SLG), down 0.95.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Icahn (IEP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Icahn is up $2.16 (2.65) to $83.53 on light volume Thus far, 72,762 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 234,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.38-$84.50 after having opened the day at $82.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.37.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. engages in the investment, automotive, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States and internationally. Its Investment segment provides investment advisory, and administrative and back office services. Icahn has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 85.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Icahn as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Icahn Ratings Report now.

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