) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, DDR rose $0.19 (1.1%) to $17.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,653,001 shares of DDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,021,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.30-$17.57 after having opened the day at $17.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.38. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were:

Altis Resident



), up 19.4%,

Doral Financial



), up 10.5%,

Marlin Business Services



), up 6.2% and

American Spectrum Realty



), up 4.7%.

DDR Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, owning, leasing, and managing shopping centers, mini-malls, and lifestyle centers. DDR has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate DDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DDR as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front,

China HGS Real Estate



), down 12.2%,

Elbit Imaging



), down 10.4%,

Roberts Realty Investors



), down 5.4% and

Transcontinental Realty Investors



), down 4.9% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with

American Tower



) being today's real estate industry laggard.

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



) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider

ProShares Short Real Estate Fund




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