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Weyerhaeuser ( WY) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Weyerhaeuser rose $0.80 (3.0%) to $27.79 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,897,137 shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,336,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.28-$28.22 after having opened the day at $27.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.99. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Tree.com ( TREE), up 22.5%, Income Opportunity Realty Investors ( IOT), up 8.9%, Owens Realty Mortgage ( ORM), up 8.3% and China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), up 6.4%.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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.

On the negative front, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 8.8%, BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas ( LND), down 7.8%, Supertel Hospitality ( SPPR), down 6.8% and Doral Financial ( DRL), down 6.0% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with Northstar Realty Finance Corporation ( NRF) 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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