5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Downward

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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%. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Rayonier ( RYN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rayonier is down $0.37 (-0.7%) to $56.16 on light volume. Thus far, 190,228 shares of Rayonier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 601,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.08-$56.76 after having opened the day at $56.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.53.

Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Rayonier has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Rayonier a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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