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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4. As of noon trading, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) is down $0.77 (-0.7%) to $117.59 on light volume. Thus far, 171,686 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 637,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.05-$118.84 after having opened the day at $118.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.36.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. AvalonBay Communities has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 225.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate AvalonBay Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AvalonBay Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full AvalonBay Communities Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty ( KIM) is down $0.16 (-0.8%) to $20.80 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.79-$20.99 after having opened the day at $20.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.96.

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 $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 59.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 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 robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.14 (-1.4%) to $10.21 on average volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.16-$10.36 after having opened the day at $10.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.35.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns, manages, and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments in United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 26.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is down $0.96 (-0.6%) to $149.73 on light volume. Thus far, 209,287 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $149.38-$151.02 after having opened the day at $151.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $150.69.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $46.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Simon Property Group 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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