Realogy Holdings Corp (RLGY): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

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Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Realogy Holdings rose $0.87 (1.8%) to $49.10 on light volume. Throughout the day, 942,369 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,088,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $48.33-$49.20 after having opened the day at $48.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.23. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 11.0%, Impac Mortgage Holdings ( IMH), up 10.8%, Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI), up 9.4% and Five Oaks Investment ( OAKS), up 6.6%.

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and relocation services in the United States and internationally. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Vestin Realty Mortgage II ( VRTB), down 10.2%, China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), down 6.4%, Roberts Realty Investors ( RPI), down 5.0% and Altis Resident ( RESI), down 5.0%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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