5 Stocks Dragging In The Real Estate Industry

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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%. 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 lower today:

5. Senior Housing Properties ( SNH) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Senior Housing Properties is down $0.60 (-2.2%) to $26.40 on average volume Thus far, 715,076 shares of Senior Housing Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.38-$27.02 after having opened the day at $27.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.00.

Senior Housing Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), primarily invests in senior housing properties in the United States. The trust invests in hospitals, nursing homes, senior apartments, independent living properties, and assisted living properties. Senior Housing Properties has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Senior Housing Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Senior Housing Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Senior Housing Properties Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Taubman Centers ( TCO) is down $1.28 (-1.6%) to $79.74 on light volume Thus far, 146,095 shares of Taubman Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 527,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.72-$81.28 after having opened the day at $81.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.02.

Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). Taubman Centers has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taubman Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, 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 Taubman Centers Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE) is down $1.09 (-1.6%) to $66.95 on light volume Thus far, 169,356 shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 658,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.89-$68.51 after having opened the day at $68.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.04.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 57.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Alexandria Real Estate Equities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alexandria Real Estate Equities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Alexandria Real Estate Equities Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP) is down $0.45 (-2.9%) to $15.00 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of American Realty Capital Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.97-$15.45 after having opened the day at $15.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.45.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $2.63 (-4.2%) to $59.76 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.55-$63.23 after having opened the day at $63.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.39.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Digital 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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