5 Real Estate Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 97 points (0.7%) at 14,670 as of Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,756 issues advancing vs. 1,114 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Liberty Property ( LRY), up 2.0%, DDR ( DDR), up 1.9%, Boston Properties ( BXP), up 1.6%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.1% and Prologis ( PLD), up 0.9%.

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

5. Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors is up $0.67 (2.2%) to $31.49 on average volume Thus far, 837,619 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.02-$31.49 after having opened the day at $31.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.82.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in healthcare facilities, principally long-term healthcare facilities in the United States. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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