AVB, EQR, PLD, BXP And NLY, 5 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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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%. 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 lower today:

5. AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, AvalonBay Communities is down $0.73 (-0.6%) to $116.13 on light volume. Thus far, 232,635 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 635,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.12-$117.02 after having opened the day at $117.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.86.

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 226.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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 AvalonBay Communities Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Equity Residential ( EQR) is down $0.48 (-0.9%) to $50.12 on light volume. Thus far, 295,373 shares of Equity Residential exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.12-$50.73 after having opened the day at $50.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.60.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. Equity Residential has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 391.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Equity Residential a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Residential as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full Equity Residential Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $38.10 on light volume. Thus far, 598,447 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.10-$38.49 after having opened the day at $38.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.36.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is down $0.62 (-0.6%) to $101.00 on light volume. Thus far, 153,330 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 875,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.80-$101.80 after having opened the day at $101.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.62.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties 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 Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.09 (-0.9%) to $10.11 on light volume. Thus far, 3.8 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 $10.11-$10.20 after having opened the day at $10.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.20.

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 $9.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, 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 Annaly Capital Management 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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