5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 15,545 as of Thursday, July 25, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,346 issues advancing vs. 1,602 declining with 83 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 5.2%, Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM), down 2.2%, Starwood Property ( STWD), down 2.3%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.8% and Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.8%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.4% and American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 0.8%.

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

5. SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty Corporation is down $0.63 (-0.7%) to $92.98 on average volume. Thus far, 348,928 shares of SL Green Realty Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 743,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.65-$94.08 after having opened the day at $93.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.61.

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 $8.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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4. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $0.40 (-0.5%) to $86.67 on light volume. Thus far, 212,124 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.22-$87.37 after having opened the day at $86.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.07.

Vornado Realty Trust is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The trust engages in investment, ownership, and management of commercial real estate. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The trust primarily invests in office, industrial and retail properties. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $0.44 (-0.7%) to $62.70 on light volume. Thus far, 536,818 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.51-$63.30 after having opened the day at $63.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.14.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) is down $1.21 (-0.9%) to $136.88 on average volume. Thus far, 392,618 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 931,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $135.58-$138.83 after having opened the day at $137.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $138.09.

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 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.38 (-0.9%) to $39.48 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.06-$39.75 after having opened the day at $39.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.86.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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