5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up 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%. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Camden Property ( CPT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Camden Property is down $0.61 (-0.9%) to $68.55 on light volume Thus far, 129,038 shares of Camden Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 516,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.53-$69.37 after having opened the day at $69.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.16.

Camden Property Trust is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, management, and disposition of multifamily residential apartment communities. Camden Property has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Camden Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Camden Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Camden Property Ratings Report now.

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