Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Real Estate Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 22 points (-0.1%) at 16,065 as of Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,030 issues advancing vs. 1,883 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 6.5%, St. Joe Corporation ( JOE), up 2.2%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.6%, Camden Property ( CPT), up 0.9% and UDR ( UDR), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Retail Properties of American ( RPAI), down 2.2%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.5%, Ventas ( VTR), down 1.1%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 1.0% and DDR ( DDR), down 1.0%.

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

5. Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Jones Lang LaSalle is up $1.18 (1.2%) to $98.90 on light volume. Thus far, 58,430 shares of Jones Lang LaSalle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 360,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.13-$98.95 after having opened the day at $97.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.72.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a financial and professional services firm, provides integrated real estate and investment management services to owner, occupier, investor, developer clients worldwide. Jones Lang LaSalle has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Jones Lang LaSalle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jones Lang LaSalle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Jones Lang LaSalle Ratings Report now.

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