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3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 16,936 as of Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,030 issues advancing vs. 1,900 declining with 205 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 1.3%, Boston Properties ( BXP), up 1.2%, UDR ( UDR), up 1.1%, Equity Residential ( EQR), up 1.1% and Macerich ( MAC), up 1.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Gazit-Globe ( GZT), up 3.0%.

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

3. American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, American Realty Capital Properties is up $0.10 (0.8%) to $12.94 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of American Realty Capital Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.82-$12.95 after having opened the day at $12.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.84.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties Ratings Report now.

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