5 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 15,533 as of Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,505 issues advancing vs. 1,392 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include St. Joe Corporation ( JOE), up 3.6%, Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR), up 2.6%, W. P. Carey ( WPC), up 1.6%, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO), up 1.5% and Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE), up 1.4%.

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

5. General Growth Properties ( GGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties is up $0.47 (2.2%) to $21.68 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.41-$21.94 after having opened the day at $21.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.21.

General Growth Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Other, and Master Planned Communities. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.11 (0.6%) to $18.07 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.03-$18.30 after having opened the day at $18.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.96.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is up $0.23 (1.9%) to $12.13 on average volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.93-$12.22 after having opened the day at $12.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.90.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns, manages, and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments in United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is up $1.27 (5.8%) to $23.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.2 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.80-$23.34 after having opened the day at $23.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.85.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is up $0.39 (0.5%) to $72.81 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.53-$73.45 after having opened the day at $72.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.42.

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 $28.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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