5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.3%) at 15,208 as of Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,093 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.17 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.24. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ryman Hospitality Properties ( RHP), down 6.22, American Campus Communities ( ACC), down 3.46, Douglas Emmett ( DEI), down 2.19, CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL), down 2.00 and Duke Realty ( DRE), down 2.05. Top gainers within the industry include Newcastle Investment Corporation ( NCT), up 4.5%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), up 2.0%, Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM), up 1.8% and Forest City ( FCE.A), up 1.7%.

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

5. Public Storage ( PSA) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Public Storage is down $2.36 (-1.5%) to $153.13 on light volume Thus far, 174,605 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 633,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $152.86-$155.90 after having opened the day at $155.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $155.49.

Public Storage operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $26.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Public Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Public Storage Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Ventas ( VTR) is down $0.53 (-0.7%) to $70.91 on light volume Thus far, 438,604 shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.66-$71.56 after having opened the day at $71.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.44.

Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ventas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ventas Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.54 (-1.1%) to $47.49 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.42-$48.23 after having opened the day at $48.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.03.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 HCP Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.21 (-1.2%) to $17.50 on average volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.37-$17.73 after having opened the day at $17.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.71.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 136.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.58 (-1.4%) to $39.84 on light volume Thus far, 861,862 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.75-$41.00 after having opened the day at $40.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.42.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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