5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), down 1.7%, and CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.5%. 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%.

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

5. Rayonier ( RYN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rayonier is down $1.37 (-3.3%) to $40.53 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Rayonier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.49-$40.81 after having opened the day at $40.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.90.

Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Rayonier has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Rayonier a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Rayonier Ratings Report now.

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