The real estate industry closed the day up 2%. Vestin Realty Mortgage I Inc ( VRTA), IFM Investments ( CTC), American Realty Investors Inc ( ARL), and China Housing & Land Development Inc ( CHLN) were all decliners today within the real estate industry with Institutional Financial Markets Inc ( IFMI) being today's featured real estate loser. Institutional Financial Markets Inc fell one cent (-0.5%) to $1.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,200 shares of Institutional Financial Markets Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,700 shares. Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals and institutions. It manages separate client-focused fixed income portfolios. The firm also manages funds and collateralized debt obligations for its clients. Institutional Financial Markets Inc has a market cap of $26.8 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates Institutional Financial Markets as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.