Real Estate Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Strategic Hotels & Resorts ( BEE), up 1.5%, and CBRE Group ( CBG), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Liberty Property ( LRY), down 1.9%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 1.9%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 1.7%, CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL), down 1.7% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.5%.

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

5. CommonWealth REIT ( CWH) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CommonWealth REIT is up $0.31 (1.3%) to $24.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 886,162 shares of CommonWealth REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 879,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.18-$24.52 after having opened the day at $24.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.17.

CommonWealth REIT is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by Reit Management & Research LLC. The fund invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in office buildings, industrial buildings, and leased industrial land. CommonWealth REIT has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate CommonWealth REIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CommonWealth REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full CommonWealth REIT Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Extra Space Storage ( EXR) is up $0.56 (1.4%) to $42.38 on average volume. Thus far, 548,542 shares of Extra Space Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 880,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.91-$42.47 after having opened the day at $42.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.81.

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. Extra Space Storage has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Extra Space Storage a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Extra Space Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Extra Space Storage Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Starwood Property ( STWD) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $27.42 on light volume. Thus far, 725,061 shares of Starwood Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.13-$27.44 after having opened the day at $27.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.20.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. engages in originating, investing in, financing, and managing commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Starwood Property Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is up $0.11 (0.5%) to $20.78 on light volume. Thus far, 718,706 shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.65-$20.84 after having opened the day at $20.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.67.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $19.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 139.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is up $0.16 (0.8%) to $20.52 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.02-$20.55 after having opened the day at $20.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.36.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $7.7 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 29.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. 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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