BRP, RPAI, SNH And NNN, 4 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 53 points (0.4%) at 14,950 as of Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,495 issues advancing vs. 481 declining with 77 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), down 1.3%, Ventas ( VTR), down 1.1%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.0% and HCP ( HCP), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include St. Joe Corporation ( JOE), up 2.8%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.1%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 0.9%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 0.8% and American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Residential Properties is down $0.25 (-1.2%) to $19.76 on average volume. Thus far, 83,747 shares of Brookfield Residential Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 208,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.71-$20.28 after having opened the day at $20.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.01.

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. operates as a land developer and homebuilder in North America. The company operates in three segments: California, Canada, and Central and Eastern U.S. It offers master-planned communities and infill developments. Brookfield Residential Properties has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Brookfield Residential Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Residential Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Brookfield Residential Properties Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Retail Properties of American Inc Class A ( RPAI) is down $0.22 (-1.6%) to $13.43 on light volume. Thus far, 296,754 shares of Retail Properties of American Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 942,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.38-$13.70 after having opened the day at $13.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.65.

Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development and management of properties. The trust invests in the real estate markets of United States. Retail Properties of American Inc Class A has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Retail Properties of American Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Retail Properties of American Inc Class A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Retail Properties of American Inc Class A Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH) is down $0.15 (-0.7%) to $22.64 on average volume. Thus far, 793,309 shares of Senior Housing Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.51-$22.84 after having opened the day at $22.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.79.

Senior Housing Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), primarily invests in senior housing properties in the United States. The trust invests in hospitals, nursing homes, senior apartments, independent living properties, and assisted living properties. Senior Housing Properties has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Senior Housing Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Senior Housing Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Senior Housing Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, National Retail Properties ( NNN) is down $0.29 (-0.9%) to $30.89 on average volume. Thus far, 856,002 shares of National Retail Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.70-$31.32 after having opened the day at $31.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.18.

National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. National Retail Properties has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate National Retail Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Retail Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full National Retail Properties Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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