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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4. As of noon trading, Taubman Centers ( TCO) is down $0.49 (-0.7%) to $68.69 on light volume. Thus far, 93,375 shares of Taubman Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 576,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.59-$69.22 after having opened the day at $69.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.18.

Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). Taubman Centers has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taubman Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Taubman Centers Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is down $0.36 (-1.3%) to $28.00 on light volume. Thus far, 422,286 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.96-$28.44 after having opened the day at $28.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.36.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in healthcare facilities, principally long-term healthcare facilities in the United States. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, National Retail Properties ( NNN) is down $0.38 (-1.2%) to $30.59 on average volume. Thus far, 565,056 shares of National Retail Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.57-$31.11 after having opened the day at $31.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.97.

National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. National Retail Properties has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate National Retail Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation ( O) is down $0.34 (-0.8%) to $39.18 on light volume. Thus far, 666,617 shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.16-$39.73 after having opened the day at $39.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.51.

Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Realty Income Corporation 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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