5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 111 points (0.7%) at 16,536 as of Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,084 issues advancing vs. 856 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Rouse Properties ( RSE), down 4.1%, Parkway Properties ( PKY), down 3.8% and Kennedy-Wilson Holdings ( KW), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Sun Communities ( SUI), up 4.7%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 2.3%, Duke Realty ( DRE), up 1.5%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.2% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), up 1.2%.

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

5. Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions is down $6.50 (-4.0%) to $154.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 77,129 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 101,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $153.03-$160.97 after having opened the day at $160.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $161.00.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides services related to real estate and mortgage portfolio management, asset recovery, and customer relationship management in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Post Properties ( PPS) is down $0.55 (-1.2%) to $45.34 on average volume. Thus far, 264,907 shares of Post Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 454,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.08-$45.59 after having opened the day at $45.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.89.

Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Post Properties has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Post Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Post Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Post Properties Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM) is down $0.04 (-1.3%) to $3.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.5 million shares of Chimera Investment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.99-$3.05 after having opened the day at $3.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.04.

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Chimera Investment Corporation has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Chimera Investment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chimera Investment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Chimera Investment Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $38.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 717,746 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 642,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.09-$38.63 after having opened the day at $38.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.53.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is down $0.44 (-0.9%) to $48.62 on light volume. Thus far, 305,987 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.50-$49.41 after having opened the day at $49.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.06.

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 $7.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. Get the full Realogy Holdings 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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