5 Real Estate Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 4.5%, Duke Realty ( DRE), down 1.7%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 1.6%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.6% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), down 0.7%.

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 $0.15 (-0.8%) to $19.79 on light volume. Thus far, 774,523 shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.77-$20.05 after having opened the day at $19.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.94.

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 $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 56.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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