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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 18,106 as of Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,298 issues advancing vs. 1,669 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Gazit-Globe

(

GZT

), up 1.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

New Residential Investment

(

NRZ

), up 7.1%,

Altisource Residential Corporation

(

RESI

), up 4.9%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 2.4%,

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), up 1.0% and

Macerich

(

MAC

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Howard Hughes is down $1.86 (-1.3%) to $142.51 on light volume. Thus far, 47,000 shares of Howard Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 205,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $142.51-$144.31 after having opened the day at $143.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $144.37.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, develops, and manages commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate properties in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Master Planned Communities, Operating Assets, and Strategic Developments. Howard Hughes has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Howard Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Howard Hughes

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full

Howard Hughes Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

) is down $1.72 (-0.9%) to $189.52 on light volume. Thus far, 34,676 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 201,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $188.11-$191.42 after having opened the day at $190.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.24.

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CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CoStar Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

CoStar Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Realogy Holdings

(

RLGY

) is down $0.92 (-1.9%) to $46.56 on average volume. Thus far, 793,629 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.49-$47.37 after having opened the day at $47.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.48.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Realogy Holdings

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Realogy Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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