4 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,942 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,301 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 3.3%, and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Prologis ( PLD), down 1.2%, Vornado Realty ( VNO), down 0.9%, Camden Property ( CPT), down 0.8%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 0.7% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.4%.

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

4. Homex Development ( HXM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Homex Development is up $0.98 (8.3%) to $12.76 on average volume Thus far, 252,041 shares of Homex Development exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 568,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.85-$12.87 after having opened the day at $11.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.78.

Desarrolladora Homex, S.A.B. de C.V., a vertically integrated home development company, engages in the development, construction, and sale of affordable entry-level, middle-income, and tourism housing in Mexico, as well as affordable entry-level housing in Brazil. Homex Development has a market cap of $677.0 million and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Homex Development a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Homex Development as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Homex Development Ratings Report now.

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