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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4. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is up $0.46 (1.9%) to $24.14 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.74-$24.22 after having opened the day at $23.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.68.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity 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 CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is up $3.35 (4.6%) to $76.35 on average volume. Thus far, 622,571 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.75-$76.89 after having opened the day at $72.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.00.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 186.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Zillow Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is up $1.16 (2.5%) to $47.80 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.55-$48.46 after having opened the day at $46.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.63.

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 $6.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. Get the full Realogy Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is up $0.99 (0.7%) to $149.83 on light volume. Thus far, 379,308 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 $148.38-$150.48 after having opened the day at $149.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $148.84.

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 $46.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, 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 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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