CBRE Group Inc (CBG): Today's Featured Real Estate Loser

The real estate industry closed the day up 1.4%. China Housing & Land Development Inc ( CHLN), Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railroad ( PW), Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc ( ARE), and Supertel Hospitality Inc ( SPPR) were all decliners today within the real estate industry with CBRE Group Inc ( CBG) being today's featured real estate loser. CBRE Group Inc fell 15 cents (-0.9%) to $15.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.6 million shares of CBRE Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services company worldwide. CBRE Group Inc has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 21.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Gyrodyne Company of America ( GYRO), Income Opportunity Realty Investors ( IOT), Stratus Properties Inc ( STRS), and Elbit Imaging ( EMITF) were all gainers within the real estate industry with Simon Property Group Inc ( SPG) being today's featured real estate industry winner.

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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