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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings



) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings fell $0.56 (-1.9%) to $29.22 on light volume. Throughout the day, 878,944 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,386,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.21-$30.22 after having opened the day at $29.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.78. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that declined today were:

Gaming and Leisure Properties



), down 23.6%,

America First Multifamily Investors



), down 7.6%,

Elbit Imaging



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), down 5.6% and




), down 5.2%.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings

as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,




), up 8.3%,

E-House China Holdings



), up 7.1%,

J.W. Mays



), up 5.5% and

Impac Mortgage Holdings



), up 5.3% , were all gainers within the real estate industry with

American Tower



) being today's featured real estate industry leader.

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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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