5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Boston Properties ( BXP), down 1.0%, Camden Property ( CPT), down 0.9%, CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL), down 0.9%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 0.5% and Duke Realty ( DRE), down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 2.1%, Retail Properties of American Inc Class A ( RPAI), up 1.0%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.9% and American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 0.5%.

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

5. Federal Realty Investment ( FRT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Federal Realty Investment is down $0.64 (-0.6%) to $101.39 on light volume. Thus far, 142,392 shares of Federal Realty Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 414,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.21-$102.83 after having opened the day at $101.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.03.

Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. Federal Realty Investment has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Federal Realty Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, Liberty Property ( LRY) is down $0.11 (-0.3%) to $36.14 on light volume. Thus far, 174,543 shares of Liberty Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.02-$36.60 after having opened the day at $36.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.25.

Liberty Property Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment holding trust. Through its subsidiary, it provides leasing, property management, development, acquisition, and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of industrial and office properties. Liberty Property has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Liberty Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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 Liberty Property Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Macerich Company ( MAC) is down $0.32 (-0.6%) to $57.15 on light volume. Thus far, 294,492 shares of Macerich Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 794,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.94-$57.91 after having opened the day at $57.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.47.

The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich Company has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Macerich Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 Macerich Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty ( KIM) is down $0.07 (-0.3%) to $20.19 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.15-$20.45 after having opened the day at $20.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.26.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG) is down $0.58 (-0.7%) to $88.37 on average volume. Thus far, 343,603 shares of SL Green Realty Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 702,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.10-$89.40 after having opened the day at $88.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.95.

SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty Corporation has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate SL Green Realty Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty Corporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full SL Green Realty Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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