5 Stocks Moving The Real Estate Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 13.4%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 2.0%, Healthcare Realty ( HR), down 1.5%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.1% and W. P. Carey ( WPC), down 0.8%.

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

5. Regency Centers Corporation ( REG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Regency Centers Corporation is up $0.26 (0.5%) to $52.92 on average volume. Thus far, 238,746 shares of Regency Centers Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 570,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.35-$53.05 after having opened the day at $52.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.65.

Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. Regency Centers Corporation has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Regency Centers Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regency Centers Corporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Regency Centers Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Duke Realty ( DRE) is up $0.12 (0.7%) to $16.78 on light volume. Thus far, 458,841 shares of Duke Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.57-$16.80 after having opened the day at $16.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.66.

Duke Realty Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It offers leasing, property and asset management, development, construction, build-to-suit, and other tenant-related services. Duke Realty has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Duke Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Duke Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Duke Realty Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Newcastle Investment Corporation ( NCT) is up $0.17 (3.1%) to $5.73 on average volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Newcastle Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.57-$5.84 after having opened the day at $5.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.56.

Newcastle Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment and finance company in the United States. Newcastle Investment Corporation has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 35.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Newcastle Investment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newcastle Investment Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Newcastle Investment Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, DDR ( DDR) is up $0.10 (0.6%) to $17.48 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of DDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.30-$17.54 after having opened the day at $17.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.38.

DDR Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, owning, leasing, and managing shopping centers, mini-malls, and lifestyle centers. DDR has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate DDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full DDR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) is up $0.70 (0.5%) to $140.37 on light volume. Thus far, 186,999 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 930,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $139.65-$141.53 after having opened the day at $139.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $139.67.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. AvalonBay Communities has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate AvalonBay Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AvalonBay Communities as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full AvalonBay Communities 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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