4 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 93 points (0.6%) at 15,285 as of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,438 issues advancing vs. 1,461 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.9%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 1.5%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 1.1%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.1% and Ventas ( VTR), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 1.9%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.4% and Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM), down 1.4%.

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

4. Diamondrock Hospitality Company ( DRH) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Diamondrock Hospitality Company is up $0.41 (4.1%) to $10.40 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Diamondrock Hospitality Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.12-$10.40 after having opened the day at $10.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.99.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a lodging focused real estate company, owns premium hotels and resorts in North America. Diamondrock Hospitality Company has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Diamondrock Hospitality Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Diamondrock Hospitality Company 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Diamondrock Hospitality Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Duke Realty ( DRE) is up $0.14 (0.9%) to $15.03 on light volume. Thus far, 766,533 shares of Duke Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.87-$15.10 after having opened the day at $14.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.89.

RF Rev $77.5/$850 Secured Rev 0/$30 Unsecured. Duke Realty has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Duke Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Duke Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Duke Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is up $0.50 (0.6%) to $84.78 on light volume. Thus far, 233,663 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 960,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.06-$84.83 after having opened the day at $84.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.28.

Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations 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 Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is up $1.26 (2.4%) to $53.85 on average volume. Thus far, 842,783 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.82-$54.04 after having opened the day at $52.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.59.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Digital Realty 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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