NLY, VNO And GGP, Pushing Real Estate Industry Downward - TheStreet

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 17,825 as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,660 issues advancing vs. 1,252 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

American Homes 4 Rent

(

AMH

), down 1.3%, and

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

LaSalle Hotel Properties

(

LHO

), up 1.8%,

UDR

(

UDR

), up 1.1%,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

), up 1.0%,

Extra Space Storage

(

EXR

), up 0.9% and

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management is down $0.07 (-0.7%) to $9.54 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.54-$9.63 after having opened the day at $9.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.61.

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Annaly Capital Management

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Vornado Realty

(

VNO

) is down $0.62 (-0.6%) to $96.72 on light volume. Thus far, 213,361 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 777,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.70-$97.82 after having opened the day at $97.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.34.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Vornado Realty

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

General Growth Properties

(

GGP

) is down $0.19 (-0.7%) to $25.45 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.43-$25.70 after having opened the day at $25.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.64.

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General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

General Growth Properties

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

General Growth Properties Ratings Report

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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

).