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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