4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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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 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Post Properties ( PPS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Post Properties is down $0.79 (-1.6%) to $47.15 on average volume. Thus far, 322,315 shares of Post Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 444,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.04-$48.51 after having opened the day at $47.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.94.

Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Post Properties has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Post Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Post Properties 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 and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Post Properties Ratings Report now.

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