CBRE Group Inc (CBG): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

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CBRE Group ( CBG) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, CBRE Group rose $0.28 (1.2%) to $23.52 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,727,773 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,655,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.24-$23.53 after having opened the day at $23.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.24. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), up 8.4%, IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones ( IRS), up 6.5%, E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 5.4% and Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), up 4.5%.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, NTS Realty Holdings ( NLP), down 13.0%, IFM Investments ( CTC), down 7.1%, American Realty Investors ( ARL), down 6.9% and Starwood Property ( STWD), down 4.7% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with American Capital Agency ( AGNC) being today's real estate industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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