5 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 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), down 4.9%, and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.4%.

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

5. Apartment Investment & Management ( AIV) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Apartment Investment & Management is up $0.38 (1.3%) to $29.96 on average volume Thus far, 487,060 shares of Apartment Investment & Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.52-$30.06 after having opened the day at $29.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.58.

Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) is a real estate investment manager. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, management, and redevelopment of apartment properties. It invests in real estate markets of United States. The firm primarily invests in apartment properties. Apartment Investment & Management has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Apartment Investment & Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apartment Investment & Management 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's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Apartment Investment & Management Ratings Report now.

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