5 Stocks Dragging 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 14 points (0.1%) at 16,024 as of Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,437 issues advancing vs. 1,443 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Digital Realty ( DLR), down 1.8%, UDR ( UDR), down 1.3%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.4%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.4% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Alto Palermo ( APSA), up 5.8%, National Health Investors ( NHI), up 2.5%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 2.4%, CommonWealth REIT ( CWH), up 1.9% and Icahn ( IEP), up 0.7%.

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 $0.43 (-0.5%) to $89.33 on light volume. Thus far, 170,355 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.19-$89.96 after having opened the day at $89.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.76.

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 $16.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 77.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 good cash flow from operations 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 Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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