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Realogy Holdings



) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Realogy Holdings rose $1.22 (2.7%) to $46.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,657,288 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,287,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.60-$46.17 after having opened the day at $44.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.85. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were:




), up 5.2%,

Howard Hughes



), up 4.2%,

LGI Homes



), up 3.7% and

Walter Investment Management



), up 3.6%.

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and relocation services in the United States and internationally. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

China Housing & Land Development



), down 8.0%,

American Residential Properties



), down 5.6%,

Forestar Group



), down 5.0% and

American Realty Investors



), down 4.6%.

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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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