5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Granite Real Estate ( GRP), down 3.0%, and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Alexander's ( ALX), up 2.9%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.6%, Public Storage ( PSA), up 0.8%, Ventas ( VTR), up 0.7% and Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 0.7%.

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

5. Alexander & Baldwin ( ALEX) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Alexander & Baldwin is down $0.82 (-2.8%) to $29.04 on average volume Thus far, 85,840 shares of Alexander & Baldwin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 169,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.63-$29.69 after having opened the day at $29.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.86.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates in transportation, real estate, and agribusiness industries in the United States and internationally. Alexander & Baldwin has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Alexander & Baldwin a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alexander & Baldwin as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Alexander & Baldwin Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is down $1.66 (-1.6%) to $104.68 on light volume Thus far, 27,584 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 225,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.61-$108.23 after having opened the day at $107.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.33.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides services related to real estate and mortgage portfolio management, asset recovery, and customer relationship management primarily in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 111.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Federal Realty Investment ( FRT) is down $0.83 (-0.8%) to $103.21 on light volume Thus far, 126,088 shares of Federal Realty Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 367,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.96-$104.09 after having opened the day at $103.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.04.

Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. Federal Realty Investment has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Federal Realty Investment a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Federal Realty Investment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Federal Realty Investment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation ( O) is down $0.42 (-1.0%) to $40.26 on average volume Thus far, 629,316 shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.19-$40.67 after having opened the day at $40.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.68.

Realty Income Corporation engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial retail real estate properties in the United States. The company leases its retail properties primarily to regional and national retail chain store operators. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Realty Income Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.09 (-0.6%) to $14.63 on light volume Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.56-$14.73 after having opened the day at $14.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.72.

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 $14.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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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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