5 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 153 points (1.0%) at 15,063 as of Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,343 issues advancing vs. 631 declining with 69 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Brandywine Realty ( BDN), up 2.4%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 2.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 2.0%, Equity Lifestyle Properties ( ELS), up 1.3% and CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 1.7%, Icahn ( IEP), down 0.1%, Federal Realty Investment ( FRT), down 0.8%, DDR ( DDR), down 0.6% and Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 0.2%.

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

5. Camden Property ( CPT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Camden Property is up $0.60 (0.9%) to $69.74 on light volume. Thus far, 178,960 shares of Camden Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 617,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.94-$70.01 after having opened the day at $69.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.14.

Camden Property Trust is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, management, and disposition of multifamily residential apartment communities. Camden Property has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Camden Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Camden Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Camden Property Ratings Report now.

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