Editor's Note: 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 Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, Host Hotels & Resorts rose $0.40 (2.3%) to $17.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,295,521 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,888,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.18-$17.58 after having opened the day at $17.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.17. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Homex Development ( HXM), up 40.5%, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), up 11.1%, Vestin Realty Mortgage II ( VRTB), up 10.6% and Vestin Realty Mortgage I ( VRTA), up 7.4%.
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