5 Stocks Moving The Real Estate Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 1.5%, Weingarten Realty Investors ( WRI), up 1.2%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.3%, DDR ( DDR), up 1.1% and Macerich Company ( MAC), up 0.9%.

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

5. Boston Properties ( BXP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Boston Properties is up $0.52 (0.5%) to $105.70 on light volume. Thus far, 316,152 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.00-$106.42 after having opened the day at $105.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.18.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is up $0.28 (2.5%) to $11.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.1 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.29-$11.93 after having opened the day at $11.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.51.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns, manages, and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments in United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 18.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $28.53 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.42-$28.75 after having opened the day at $28.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.31.

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. Shares are up 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 low profit margins. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is up $0.37 (0.5%) to $72.04 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.67-$72.66 after having opened the day at $72.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.67.

American Tower Corporation, a real estate investment trust, operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. It develops, owns, and operates communications sites. American Tower has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is up $0.26 (1.3%) to $21.02 on average volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.32-$21.18 after having opened the day at $20.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.76.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 28.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Capital Agency 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).
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