5 Real Estate Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 55 points (-0.4%) at 14,948 as of Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 846 issues advancing vs. 2,101 declining with 78 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Home Loan Servicing Solutions ( HLSS), down 2.6%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 1.4%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.9% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow ( Z), up 3.9%, HCP ( HCP), up 1.3% and American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 0.7%.

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

5. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is down $1.45 (-3.0%) to $47.67 on light volume. Thus far, 215,913 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 986,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.66-$48.95 after having opened the day at $48.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.12.

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 $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 58.5% 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. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its poor profit margins. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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