5 Stocks Pulling The Real Estate Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 15,077 as of Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 933 issues advancing vs. 2,036 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ARMOUR Residential REIT ( ARR), down 7.0%, Zillow ( Z), down 4.5%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 2.7%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 2.0% and Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 1.8%.

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

5. Duke Realty ( DRE) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Duke Realty is down $0.28 (-1.9%) to $14.22 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Duke Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.14-$14.52 after having opened the day at $14.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.50.

Duke Realty Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It offers leasing, property and asset management, development, construction, build-to-suit, and other tenant-related services. Duke Realty has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Duke Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Duke Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Duke Realty Ratings Report now.

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