IVR, CBL, OHI, BXP And VTR, Pushing Real Estate Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 123 points (0.8%) at 15,622 as of Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,947 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Medical Properties ( MPW), down 3.3%, Liberty Property ( LRY), down 2.4%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.9%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 1.3% and Digital Realty ( DLR), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include American Tower ( AMT), up 2.2%, Rayonier ( RYN), up 1.8% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.1%.

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

5. Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Invesco Mortgage Capital is down $0.67 (-4.1%) to $15.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Invesco Mortgage Capital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.65-$16.31 after having opened the day at $16.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.43.

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans. It invests in residential mortgage-backed securities for which a U.S. Invesco Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Invesco Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco Mortgage Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Invesco Mortgage Capital Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL) is down $0.47 (-2.1%) to $22.30 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of CBL & Associates Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.18-$23.05 after having opened the day at $22.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.77.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is a public real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development, and management of properties. The fund invests in the real estate markets of United States. Its portfolio consists of enclosed malls and open-air centers. CBL & Associates Properties has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate CBL & Associates Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBL & Associates 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full CBL & Associates Properties Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is down $1.10 (-3.5%) to $30.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.43-$32.59 after having opened the day at $32.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.83.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in healthcare facilities, principally long-term healthcare facilities in the United States. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 33.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is down $2.24 (-2.1%) to $104.71 on light volume. Thus far, 359,871 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.57-$107.46 after having opened the day at $106.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.95.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ventas ( VTR) is down $0.47 (-0.7%) to $65.27 on average volume. Thus far, 762,509 shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.85-$66.17 after having opened the day at $65.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.74.

Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ventas a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ventas 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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