The

real estate

industry closed the day down 2.9%.

ZipRealty Inc

(

ZIPR

),

Roberts Realty Investors Inc

(

RPI

),

MPG Office Trust Inc

(

MPG

), and

Sprott Resource Lending

(

SILU

) were all decliners today within the real estate industry with

ProLogis Inc

(

TheStreet Recommends

PLD

) being today's featured real estate loser. ProLogis Inc fell $1.18 (-4.5%) to $25.10 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of ProLogis Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares.

ProLogis operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It owns, operates, and develops industrial distribution properties in North America, Europe, and Asia. ProLogis Inc has a market cap of $12 billion and is part of the

financial

sector. Shares are down 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates ProLogis as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

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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