5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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 lower today:

5. Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Chimera Investment Corporation is down $0.04 (-1.5%) to $2.90 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Chimera Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.88-$2.94 after having opened the day at $2.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.94.

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Chimera Investment Corporation has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Chimera Investment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chimera Investment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, 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 Chimera Investment Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Starwood Property ( STWD) is down $0.36 (-1.4%) to $25.24 on light volume. Thus far, 642,137 shares of Starwood Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.21-$25.74 after having opened the day at $25.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.59.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. engages in originating, investing in, financing, and managing commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Starwood Property Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $23.90 on light volume. Thus far, 855,843 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.86-$24.31 after having opened the day at $24.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.04.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 21.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG) is down $0.50 (-0.5%) to $93.25 on average volume. Thus far, 365,279 shares of SL Green Realty Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 753,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.05-$93.75 after having opened the day at $93.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.75.

SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty Corporation has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate SL Green Realty Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 SL Green Realty Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation ( O) is down $0.24 (-0.5%) to $44.96 on light volume. Thus far, 481,177 shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.88-$45.41 after having opened the day at $45.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.19.

Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Realty Income Corporation 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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