Real Estate Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 15,858 as of Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 997 issues advancing vs. 1,953 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include KKR Financial Holdings ( KFN), up 27.5%, Liberty Property ( LRY), up 1.8%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.6% and Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), down 1.7%, and CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.5%.

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

5. Realty Income Corporation ( O) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation is up $0.43 (1.1%) to $38.64 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.15-$38.85 after having opened the day at $38.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.21.

Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Realty Income Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is up $0.95 (1.0%) to $99.92 on light volume. Thus far, 283,585 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 885,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.88-$100.42 after having opened the day at $99.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.97.

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 $15.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. 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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3. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.16 (0.8%) to $18.38 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.15-$18.54 after having opened the day at $18.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.23.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 78.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is up $0.18 (1.8%) to $10.00 on average volume. Thus far, 7.6 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.85-$10.04 after having opened the day at $9.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.82.

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 $9.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29.2% 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, 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 up $0.22 (1.1%) to $19.70 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.40-$19.75 after having opened the day at $19.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.48.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 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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