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Zillow

(

Z

) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Zillow fell $2.25 (-2.7%) to $80.71 on light volume. Throughout the day, 617,654 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,226,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $79.30-$82.94 after having opened the day at $82.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.96. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that declined today were:

Gyrodyne Company of America

(

GYRO

), down 5.8%,

Sotherly Hotels

(

SOHO

), down 5.0%,

Supertel Hospitality

(

SPPR

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), down 4.8% and

American Realty Investors

(

ARL

), down 4.5%.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 199.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Zillow

as a

sell

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

On the positive front,

Gaming and Leisure Properties

(

GLPI

), up 9.0%,

IFM Investments

(

CTC

), up 8.4%,

Maui Land & Pineapple Company

(

MLP

), up 7.9% and

Monroe Capital

(

MRCC

), up 3.0% , were all gainers within the real estate industry with

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

) being today's featured real estate industry leader.

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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