5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 0.5%.

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

5. Howard Hughes ( HHC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Howard Hughes is down $1.90 (-1.7%) to $112.49 on light volume. Thus far, 43,080 shares of Howard Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 190,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.15-$114.50 after having opened the day at $114.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.39.

The Howard Hughes Corporation is a real estate investment and development company, engaging in managing, developing, and leasing commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate. The firm invests in retail, commercial, and industrial buildings in United States. Howard Hughes has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 56.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Howard Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Howard Hughes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Howard Hughes Ratings Report now.

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