5 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 2.5%, and American Tower ( AMT), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include W. P. Carey ( WPC), down 2.4%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 2.1%, Douglas Emmett ( DEI), down 2.0%, Liberty Property ( LRY), down 1.7% and UDR ( UDR), down 1.7%.

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

5. Icahn ( IEP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Icahn is up $0.87 (0.8%) to $114.27 on light volume. Thus far, 28,201 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 163,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.00-$114.50 after having opened the day at $113.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.40.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. engages in the investment, automotive, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States and internationally. Its Investment segment provides investment advisory, and administrative and back office services. Icahn has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 155.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Icahn as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Icahn Ratings Report now.

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