KIM, BXP, Z, HST And SPG, Pushing Real Estate Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 5 points (0.0%) at 16,485 as of Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,370 issues advancing vs. 1,569 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Macerich Company ( MAC), down 1.1%, Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 0.9% and Federal Realty Investment ( FRT), down 0.8%.

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

5. Kimco Realty ( KIM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty is down $0.21 (-1.0%) to $20.05 on light volume. Thus far, 402,326 shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.03-$20.28 after having opened the day at $20.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.26.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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