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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