CBRE Group

(

CBG

) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, CBRE Group fell 26 cents (-1.6%) to $16.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.7 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $16.16-$16.81 after having opened the day at $16.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.65. Other company's within the Real Estate industry that declined today were:

Power REIT

(

PW

), down 9.3%,

Vestin Realty Mortgage II

(

VRTB

), down 6%,

China Housing & Land Development

(

CHLN

), down 5%, and

MHI Hospitality Corporation

(

MDH

), down 4.9%.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services company worldwide. CBRE Group has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the

financial

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 22.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally poor debt management.

On the positive front,

Doral Financial

(

DRL

), up 14.6%,

Income Opportunity Realty Investors

(

IOT

), up 12.3%,

Capital

(

CT

), up 5.8%, and

HMG/Courtland Properties

(

HMG

), up 4.3%, were all gainers within the real estate industry with

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

) being today's featured real estate industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the real estate industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate

(

IYR

) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider

ProShares Short Real Estate Fund

(

REK

).

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