Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NSM): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings rose $0.58 (1.6%) to $38.02 on light volume. Throughout the day, 705,951 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,175,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.62-$38.72 after having opened the day at $37.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.44. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Roberts Realty Investors ( RPI), up 17.6%, Altis Resident ( RESI), up 12.5%, Doral Financial ( DRL), up 7.9% and Tejon Ranch ( TRC), up 5.7%.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, IFM Investments ( CTC), down 7.3%, Chambers Street Properties ( CSG), down 5.0%, Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), down 4.6% and Preferred Apartment Communities ( APTS), down 4.4% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with HCP ( HCP) being today's real estate industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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