St. Joe Corporation ( JOE) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.8%. By the end of trading, St. Joe Corporation rose 14 cents (0.9%) to $15.52 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 977,189 shares of St. Joe Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 637,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.29-$15.73 after having opened the day at $15.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.38. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Bluegreen Corporation ( BXG), up 46.1%, America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P ( ATAX), up 3.3%, China Housing & Land Development Inc ( CHLN), up 2.3%, and Alto Palermo ( APSA), up 2.1%. The St. Joe Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate development company in Florida. The company operates in four segments: Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Rural Land Sales, and Forestry. St. Joe Corporation has a market cap of $1.35 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 29.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates St. Joe as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.