5 Stocks Dragging In 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. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Digital Realty ( DLR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Digital Realty is down $1.35 (-2.9%) to $45.89 on light volume. Thus far, 437,192 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.89-$47.17 after having opened the day at $47.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.24.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Digital Realty Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $37.67 on light volume. Thus far, 730,985 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.39-$37.97 after having opened the day at $37.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.93.

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 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is down $4.36 (-5.5%) to $74.26 on average volume. Thus far, 536,154 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.70-$77.55 after having opened the day at $77.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.62.

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 $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 186.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.17 (-1.7%) to $9.99 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.94-$10.18 after having opened the day at $10.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.16.

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 $9.6 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 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.38 (-1.9%) to $20.00 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.91-$20.33 after having opened the day at $20.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.38.

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 29.5% 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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. 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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