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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings



) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings rose 52 cents (1.5%) to $34.86 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.1 million shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.51-$36.46 after having opened the day at $34.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.34. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were:

American Realty Investors



), up 11.4%,

Supertel Hospitality



), up 10.9%,



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), up 4.4%, and

J.W. Mays



), up 3.8%.

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National Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and sub-systems. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $2.91 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

Vestin Realty Mortgage I



), down 10.8%,

CIT Group



), down 8.8%,




), down 6.7%, and



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

American Express



) being today's real estate industry laggard.

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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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