Realogy Holdings Corp (RLGY): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

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Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Realogy Holdings rose $1.22 (2.7%) to $46.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,657,288 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,287,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.60-$46.17 after having opened the day at $44.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.85. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: ZipRealty ( ZIPR), up 5.2%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 4.2%, LGI Homes ( LGIH), up 3.7% and Walter Investment Management ( WAC), up 3.6%.

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and relocation services in the United States and internationally. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), down 8.0%, American Residential Properties ( ARPI), down 5.6%, Forestar Group ( FOR), down 5.0% and American Realty Investors ( ARL), down 4.6%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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