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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4. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is down $0.24 (-0.9%) to $26.16 on light volume. Thus far, 496,008 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.13-$26.58 after having opened the day at $26.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.40.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Northstar Realty Finance Corporation ( NRF) is down $0.23 (-1.7%) to $13.66 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Northstar Realty Finance Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.65-$13.91 after having opened the day at $13.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.89.

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a real estate investment trust (REIT), operates as a commercial real estate (CRE) investment and asset management company in the United States. Northstar Realty Finance Corporation has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Northstar Realty Finance Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northstar Realty Finance Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Northstar Realty Finance Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.17 (-0.9%) to $18.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.88-$19.21 after having opened the day at $19.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.13.

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 $14.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 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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1. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.44 (-1.4%) to $30.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.83-$31.43 after having opened the day at $31.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.34.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 Weyerhaeuser 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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