5 Stocks Raising The Real Estate Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 15,572 as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,636 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Federal Realty Investment ( FRT), up 0.9%, Liberty Property ( LRY), up 0.8% and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.4%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.4%, Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 0.7% and Public Storage ( PSA), down 0.6%.

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

5. Duke Realty ( DRE) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Duke Realty is up $0.10 (0.6%) to $17.43 on light volume. Thus far, 640,619 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 $17.23-$17.45 after having opened the day at $17.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.33.

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 $5.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 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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