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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4. As of noon trading, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO) is down $0.18 (-1.1%) to $17.26 on light volume. Thus far, 477,320 shares of Brookfield Office Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.20-$17.41 after having opened the day at $17.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.44.

Brookfield Properties Corporation is a publicly owned real estate investment firm. The firm engages in the ownership, development, and management of premier commercial properties. It also provides ancillary real estate service businesses, such as tenant service and amenities. Brookfield Office Properties has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Brookfield Office Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Taubman Centers ( TCO) is down $0.59 (-0.7%) to $79.12 on average volume. Thus far, 282,055 shares of Taubman Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 541,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.98-$79.97 after having opened the day at $79.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.71.

Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). Taubman Centers has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taubman Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Taubman Centers Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is down $0.37 (-0.6%) to $67.40 on light volume. Thus far, 646,494 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.30-$67.90 after having opened the day at $67.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.77.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $1.11 (-1.5%) to $74.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.94-$75.26 after having opened the day at $75.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.13.

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 $29.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.8% 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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