The real estate industry closed the day up 2.3%. Income Opportunity Realty Investors ( IOT), Supertel Hospitality Inc ( SPPR), American Realty Investors Inc ( ARL), and Elbit Imaging ( EMITF) were all decliners today within the real estate industry with Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM) being today's featured real estate loser. Chimera Investment Corporation fell 8 cents (-2.7%) to $2.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.7 million shares of Chimera Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.6 million shares. Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Chimera Investment Corporation has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.1, equal to the average real estate industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Chimera Investment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.