TCO, KIM, MAC, HCP And HCN, 5 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 82 points (-0.5%) at 15,473 as of Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,878 declining with 105 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CBRE Group ( CBG), down 2.2%, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO), down 2.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.4%, Ventas ( VTR), down 1.3% and Prologis ( PLD), down 0.5%.

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

5. Taubman Centers ( TCO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Taubman Centers is down $2.85 (-3.6%) to $76.13 on average volume. Thus far, 336,661 shares of Taubman Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 528,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.84-$78.45 after having opened the day at $78.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.98.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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