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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4. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty ( KIM) is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $22.55 on light volume. Thus far, 442,208 shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.41-$22.69 after having opened the day at $22.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.69.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Macerich Company ( MAC) is down $0.80 (-1.2%) to $63.48 on light volume. Thus far, 252,780 shares of Macerich Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.99-$64.21 after having opened the day at $64.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.28.

The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich Company has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Macerich Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.25 (-0.6%) to $44.92 on light volume. Thus far, 498,592 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.79-$45.31 after having opened the day at $45.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.17.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 HCP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is down $0.26 (-0.4%) to $65.52 on light volume. Thus far, 353,961 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 $65.18-$66.02 after having opened the day at $65.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.78.

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 $18.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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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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