Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. American Capital Agency ( AGNC) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, American Capital Agency rose $0.36 (1.8%) to $20.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,828,693 shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,095,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.92-$20.20 after having opened the day at $20.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.78. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Blackstone Mortgage ( BXMT), up 8.8%, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), up 8.2%, Ventas ( VTR), up 4.6% and Institutional Financial Markets ( IFMI), up 4.3%.
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