Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NSM): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings rose $1.60 (3.9%) to $42.35 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,501,816 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,049,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $41.01-$42.61 after having opened the day at $41.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.75. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Capital ( CT), up 10.8%, Blackstone Mortgate ( BXMT), up 10.8%, Walter Investment Management ( WAC), up 6.8% and BRT Realty ( BRT), up 6.3%.
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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Doral Financial ( DRL), down 9.0%, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 8.2%, CommonWealth REIT ( CWH), down 6.1% and HMG/Courtland Properties ( HMG), down 5.6% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with American Tower ( AMT) being today's real estate industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the real estate industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ( IYR) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider ProShares Short Real Estate Fund ( REK).

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