3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 92 points (0.6%) at 15,993 as of Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,118 issues advancing vs. 784 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Forestar Group ( FOR), up 6.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 2.6%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 2.2%, Rayonier ( RYN), up 2.1%, Douglas Emmett ( DEI), up 1.9% and LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO), up 1.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. St. Joe Corporation ( JOE) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, St. Joe Corporation is down $0.24 (-1.4%) to $17.58 on average volume. Thus far, 188,685 shares of St. Joe Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 352,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.45-$17.86 after having opened the day at $17.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.82.

The St. Joe Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate development company in Florida. The company operates in five segments: Residential Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Resorts, Leisure, and Leasing Operations; Forestry; and Rural Land. St. Joe Corporation has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate St. Joe Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates St. Joe Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full St. Joe Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Taubman Centers ( TCO) is down $0.42 (-0.6%) to $66.60 on light volume. Thus far, 94,783 shares of Taubman Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 540,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.35-$66.92 after having opened the day at $66.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.02.

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 $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Taubman Centers Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.13 (-0.6%) to $20.59 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.33-$20.73 after having opened the day at $20.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.72.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Capital Agency 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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