St. Joe Corporation (JOE): Today's Featured Real Estate Loser

St. Joe Corporation ( JOE) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, St. Joe Corporation fell 13 cents (-0.9%) to $14.69 on average volume. Throughout the day, 783,225 shares of St. Joe Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 568,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.51-$15.05 after having opened the day at $14.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.82. Other company's within the Real Estate industry that declined today were: Doral Financial ( DRL), down 6.9%, MHI Hospitality Corporation ( MDH), down 5.6%, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 4.5%, and NTS Realty Holdings ( NLP), down 3.7%.

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 $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is one analyst that rates St. Joe Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates St. Joe Corporation 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, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 9.3%, Gyrodyne Company of America ( GYRO), up 7.8%, China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), up 7.1%, and Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 5.7%, were all gainers within the real estate industry with American Express ( AXP) 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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