5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.2%) at 14,421 as of Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,375 issues advancing vs. 1,531 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.9%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.4%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), up 0.8%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 0.6% and Icahn ( IEP), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include National Retail Properties ( NNN), down 1.8%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.7%, BRE Properties ( BRE), down 1.2% and Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 1.1%.

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

5. Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Chimera Investment Corporation is up $0.08 (2.7%) to $3.18 on heavy volume Thus far, 10.0 million shares of Chimera Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.12-$3.20 after having opened the day at $3.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.10.

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Chimera Investment Corporation has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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4. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG) is up $0.66 (0.8%) to $85.11 on average volume Thus far, 271,224 shares of SL Green Realty Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 609,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.31-$85.23 after having opened the day at $84.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.45.

SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty Corporation has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate SL Green Realty Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full SL Green Realty Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is up $0.22 (0.9%) to $24.86 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.64-$25.15 after having opened the day at $24.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.64.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services company worldwide. CBRE Group has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is up $0.20 (0.7%) to $30.44 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.12-$30.48 after having opened the day at $30.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.24.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is up $0.22 (0.7%) to $32.68 on average volume Thus far, 3.4 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.55-$32.74 after having opened the day at $32.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.47.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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