5 Real Estate Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 15,089 as of Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,245 issues advancing vs. 1,704 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 2.97, and Two Harbors Investment ( TWO), down 1.74. Top gainers within the industry include Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), up 2.1%, Realty Income Corporation ( O), up 1.8%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.6%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), up 1.4% and Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), up 0.7%.

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

5. Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Chimera Investment Corporation is down $0.07 (-2.1%) to $3.24 on light volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Chimera Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.24-$3.29 after having opened the day at $3.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.31.

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Chimera Investment Corporation has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chimera Investment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Chimera Investment Corporation Ratings Report now.

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