Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc

(

IVR

) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc fell 11 cents (-0.8%) to $14.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 725,327 shares of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.62-$14.88 after having opened the day at $14.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.75. Other company's within the Real Estate industry that declined today were:

Vestin Realty Mortgage I Inc

(

VRTA

), down 11.7%,

Income Opportunity Realty Investors

(

IOT

), down 9.7%,

Doral Financial

(

DRL

), down 7.4%, and

Institutional Financial Markets Inc

(

IFMI

), down 6.9%.

Invesco Agency Securities Inc. operates as a mortgage real estate investment trust. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc has a market cap of $1.71 billion and is part of the

financial

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.7, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 3.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Gyrodyne Company of America

(

GYRO

), up 22.7%,

Pacific Office Properties Trust Inc

(

PCE

), up 8.4%,

Grubb & Ellis Company

(

GBE

), up 7.1%, and

Intergroup Corporation

(

INTG

), up 3.3%, were all gainers within the real estate industry with

Annaly Capital Management Inc

(

NLY

) 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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