5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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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%. 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%. A company within the industry that increased today was Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.2%.

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

5. Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Office Properties is down $0.41 (-2.3%) to $17.08 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Brookfield Office Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.06-$17.43 after having opened the day at $17.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.49.

Brookfield Properties Corporation is a publicly owned real estate investment firm. The firm engages in the ownership, development, and management of premier commercial properties. It also provides ancillary real estate service businesses, such as tenant service and amenities. Brookfield Office Properties has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Brookfield Office Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Office Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Brookfield Office Properties Ratings Report now.

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