5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.5%) at 14,443 as of Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,111 issues advancing vs. 1,777 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 1.2%, and Newcastle Investment Corporation ( NCT), down 1.0%.

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

5. Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions is down $1.58 (-2.3%) to $68.30 on average volume Thus far, 102,307 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 216,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.01-$70.41 after having opened the day at $70.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.88.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides services related to real estate and mortgage portfolio management, asset recovery, and customer relationship management in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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