5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 146 points (1.1%) at 13,259 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,070 issues advancing vs. 801 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 8.7%, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.6%, Hospitality Properties ( HPT), down 2.1% and Federal Realty Investment ( FRT), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was American Express ( AXP), up 1.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. UDR ( UDR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, UDR is down $0.27 (-1.1%) to $24.37 on average volume Thus far, 856,078 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.30-$24.65 after having opened the day at $24.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.64.

UDR, Inc. formerly United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., operates as a self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). It owns, acquires, renovates, develops, and manages middle-market apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -91.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate UDR a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has not been very careful in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full UDR Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is down $0.12 (-0.6%) to $18.88 on light volume Thus far, 997,917 shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.83-$19.13 after having opened the day at $19.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.00.

General Growth Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Other, and Master Planned Communities. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -28.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.20 (-0.7%) to $27.44 on light volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.35-$27.81 after having opened the day at $27.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.64.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.46 (-2.9%) to $15.42 on heavy volume Thus far, 17.5 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.32-$15.80 after having opened the day at $15.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.89.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc., a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, management, and financing of a portfolio of investment securities. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 106.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.55 (-1.7%) to $31.78 on average volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.66-$32.28 after having opened the day at $32.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.33.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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