5 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 159 points (1.1%) at 15,200 as of Friday, June 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,044 issues advancing vs. 871 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.40 versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 3.3%, and Icahn ( IEP), up 2.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 2.67, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 2.04, Camden Property ( CPT), down 1.82, American Campus Communities ( ACC), down 1.72 and Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 1.50.

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

5. CoStar Group ( CSGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CoStar Group is up $2.36 (2.09) to $115.47 on light volume Thus far, 19,454 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 115,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.48-$115.80 after having opened the day at $114.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.11.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 1410.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Howard Hughes ( HHC) is up $2.78 (2.73) to $104.55 on average volume Thus far, 77,320 shares of Howard Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 154,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.74-$104.89 after having opened the day at $101.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.77.

The Howard Hughes Corporation is a real estate investment and development company, engaging in managing, developing, and leasing commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate. The firm invests in retail, commercial, and industrial buildings in United States. Howard Hughes has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 39.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Howard Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Howard Hughes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Howard Hughes Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is up $0.38 (1.07) to $35.74 on light volume Thus far, 324,243 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.29-$35.81 after having opened the day at $35.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.36.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is up $0.17 (0.73) to $23.34 on light volume Thus far, 679,286 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.13-$23.49 after having opened the day at $23.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.17.

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 $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is up $1.14 (1.41) to $81.75 on heavy volume Thus far, 752,516 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 966,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.33-$81.95 after having opened the day at $80.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.61.

Vornado Realty Trust is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The trust engages in investment, ownership, and management of commercial real estate. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The trust primarily invests in office, industrial and retail properties. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 101.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Vornado Realty 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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