BRP, FCE.A, BXP And AMT, Pushing Real Estate Industry Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 1.7%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 1.2%, Prologis ( PLD), up 0.9% and Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Residential Properties is down $0.69 (-3.1%) to $21.52 on light volume. Thus far, 75,648 shares of Brookfield Residential Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 250,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.46-$22.26 after having opened the day at $22.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.21.

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. operates as a land developer and homebuilder in North America. The company operates in three segments: California, Canada, and Central and Eastern U.S. It offers master-planned communities and infill developments. Brookfield Residential Properties has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 23.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Brookfield Residential Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Residential Properties 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Brookfield Residential Properties Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Forest City ( FCE.A) is down $0.36 (-1.9%) to $18.04 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Forest City exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.94-$18.39 after having opened the day at $18.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.40.

Forest City Enterprises, Inc. engages in the ownership, development, management, and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land in 26 states and the District of Columbia. Forest City has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Forest City as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Forest City Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is down $0.86 (-0.8%) to $109.50 on average volume. Thus far, 539,404 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 $108.25-$110.00 after having opened the day at $108.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.36.

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 $16.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.6% 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $2.22 (-2.9%) to $75.62 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.61-$77.72 after having opened the day at $76.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.84.

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 $30.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.1% 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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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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