3 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 115 points (-0.8%) at 13,894 as of Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 654 issues advancing vs. 2,230 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Homex Development ( HXM), down 6.6%, Alexander's ( ALX), down 2.9%, PennyMac Mortgage Investment ( PMT), down 2.5%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 2.3% and Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 2.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Kilroy Realty Corporation ( KRC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kilroy Realty Corporation is up $0.29 (0.6%) to $50.39 on light volume Thus far, 202,874 shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 544,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.00-$50.74 after having opened the day at $50.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.10.

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, development, and management of properties. It invests in the real estate markets of Southern California. Kilroy Realty Corporation has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kilroy Realty Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kilroy Realty Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Kilroy Realty Corporation Ratings Report now.

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