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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4. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $0.84 (-1.0%) to $80.56 on light volume. Thus far, 330,812 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.30-$81.33 after having opened the day at $80.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.40.

Vornado Realty Trust is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The trust engages in investment, ownership, and management of commercial real estate. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The trust primarily invests in office, industrial and retail properties. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $0.60 (-1.1%) to $51.70 on light volume. Thus far, 644,418 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.65-$52.30 after having opened the day at $51.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.30.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Digital Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.48 (-4.2%) to $10.79 on heavy volume. Thus far, 16.9 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.78-$11.27 after having opened the day at $11.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.27.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns, manages, and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments in United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.90 (-4.1%) to $20.92 on average volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.83-$21.94 after having opened the day at $21.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.82.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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