Weyerhaeuser Co (WY): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

Weyerhaeuser ( WY) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Weyerhaeuser rose $0.44 (1.6%) to $28.54 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,935,976 shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,250,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.01-$28.73 after having opened the day at $28.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.10. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Altis Resident ( RESI), up 15.2%, IFM Investments ( CTC), up 8.8%, Whitestone REIT ( WSR), up 3.6% and Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 3.3%.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, InnSuites Hospitality ( IHT), down 9.2%, Marlin Business Services ( MRLN), down 7.5%, Doral Financial ( DRL), down 7.4% and Homex Development ( HXM), down 6.5% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with American Capital Agency ( AGNC) 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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