Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NSM): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings rose $0.72 (1.5%) to $49.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 991,283 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,100,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.96-$50.09 after having opened the day at $49.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.25. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Alexander & Baldwin ( ALEX), up 69.2%, Altis Resident ( RESI), up 29.3%, ZipRealty ( ZIPR), up 4.9% and Stratus Properties ( STRS), up 4.7%.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 59.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, InnSuites Hospitality ( IHT), down 26.5%, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 10.0%, Intergroup Corporation ( INTG), down 9.3% and Zillow ( Z), down 7.7% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with American Tower ( AMT) being today's real estate industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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