5 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 60 points (0.4%) at 15,029 as of Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:54 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,907 issues advancing vs. 994 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 4.7%, Dupont Fabros Technology ( DFT), up 4.2%, Icahn ( IEP), up 2.5%, W. P. Carey ( WPC), up 1.6% and Camden Property ( CPT), up 1.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Macerich Company ( MAC), up 0.57.

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

5. CBRE Group ( CBG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CBRE Group is up $0.29 (1.20) to $24.51 on average volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.30-$24.58 after having opened the day at $24.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.22.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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