HCN, NLY, WY, SPG And AMT, 5 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 14,818 as of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,623 issues advancing vs. 1,312 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Duke Realty ( DRE), down 2.4%, Hospitality Properties ( HPT), down 2.6%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), down 2.8%, Digital Realty ( DLR), down 1.9% and Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 2.1%.

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

5. Health Care REIT ( HCN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT is down $0.83 (-1.4%) to $60.61 on light volume. Thus far, 660,427 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.36-$61.80 after having opened the day at $61.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.44.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.19 (-1.6%) to $11.48 on average volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.33-$11.66 after having opened the day at $11.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.67.

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 $11.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. 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 also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.40 (-1.5%) to $26.98 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.96-$27.60 after having opened the day at $27.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.38.

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. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is down $1.73 (-1.2%) to $143.90 on average volume. Thus far, 546,648 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $143.13-$146.70 after having opened the day at $146.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.63.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $45.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Simon Property Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $0.45 (-0.7%) to $69.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.92-$70.30 after having opened the day at $69.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.49.

American Tower Corporation, a real estate investment trust, operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. It develops, owns, and operates communications sites. American Tower has a market cap of $27.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, 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 has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Tower Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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