5 Stocks Dragging The Real Estate Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 125 points (-0.8%) at 16,333 as of Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,234 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Blackstone Mortgage ( BXMT), up 10.8%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.8%, National Retail Properties ( NNN), up 1.6%, Boston Properties ( BXP), up 0.9% and Federal Realty Investment ( FRT), up 0.9%.

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 $3.12 (-2.1%) to $147.75 on light volume. Thus far, 32,588 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 111,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.29-$150.87 after having opened the day at $150.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $150.87.

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 $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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