HPT, NSM, HST, HCP And AMT, 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 90 points (-0.6%) at 15,522 as of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 580 issues advancing vs. 2,389 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Equity Residential ( EQR), up 0.5%.

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

5. Hospitality Properties ( HPT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Hospitality Properties is down $0.94 (-3.2%) to $28.00 on light volume. Thus far, 355,806 shares of Hospitality Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.94-$29.09 after having opened the day at $29.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.94.

Hospitality Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in buying, owning, and leasing hotels. Hospitality Properties has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 23.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Hospitality Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hospitality Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Hospitality Properties Ratings Report now.

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