Real Estate Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,417 as of Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,253 issues advancing vs. 1,644 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 3.5%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 2.3%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 2.2%, Prologis ( PLD), down 1.5% and Boston Properties ( BXP), down 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Walter Investment Management ( WAC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Walter Investment Management is up $1.26 (3.6%) to $36.35 on average volume. Thus far, 495,910 shares of Walter Investment Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 790,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.66-$36.58 after having opened the day at $34.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.09.

Walter Investment Management Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides business services to the residential mortgage industry in the United States. Walter Investment Management has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Walter Investment Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walter Investment Management as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow. Get the full Walter Investment Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is up $1.73 (2.8%) to $63.65 on average volume. Thus far, 310,016 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 712,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.25-$64.93 after having opened the day at $62.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.92.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 121.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is up $0.93 (2.3%) to $41.94 on average volume. Thus far, 803,001 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.95-$42.31 after having opened the day at $41.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.01.

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 $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 27.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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