VNO, DLR, AVB, BXP And EQR, 5 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,424 as of Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,875 issues advancing vs. 1,030 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Campus Communities ( ACC), down 1.8%, Essex Property ( ESS), down 1.4%, Camden Property ( CPT), down 1.2%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 1.1% and UDR ( UDR), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 4.4%, Hersha Hospitality ( HT), up 4.2%, Zillow ( Z), up 1.5%, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), up 1.3% and CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 1.1%.

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

5. Vornado Realty ( VNO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty is down $0.68 (-0.8%) to $85.35 on light volume. Thus far, 222,327 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 919,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.16-$86.13 after having opened the day at $86.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.03.

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 $16.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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