4 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 24 points (-0.2%) at 13,886 as of Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,305 issues advancing vs. 1,515 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Tower ( AMT), down 1.5%, and General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. CreXus Investment ( CXS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CreXus Investment is up $0.78 (6.2%) to $13.28 on heavy volume Thus far, 12.9 million shares of CreXus Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.25-$13.29 after having opened the day at $13.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.50.

CreXus Investment Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a commercial real estate company. CreXus Investment has a market cap of $957.9 million and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CreXus Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is up $3.45 (4.0%) to $89.74 on heavy volume Thus far, 212,386 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 216,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.40-$90.53 after having opened the day at $85.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.29.

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 $2.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM) is up $0.07 (2.3%) to $3.08 on heavy volume Thus far, 12.5 million shares of Chimera Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.01-$3.09 after having opened the day at $3.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.01.

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Chimera Investment Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Chimera Investment Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chimera Investment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Chimera Investment Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is up $1.68 (4.9%) to $36.00 on average volume Thus far, 906,435 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.42-$36.48 after having opened the day at $34.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.32.

National Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and sub-systems. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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