BXP, Z, HST, NLY And AMT, 5 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,836 as of Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 751 issues advancing vs. 2,176 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Duke Realty ( DRE), down 1.9%, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.6%, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 1.4%, Macerich Company ( MAC), down 1.2% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.0%.

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

5. Boston Properties ( BXP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Boston Properties is down $0.86 (-0.8%) to $104.03 on light volume. Thus far, 211,441 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 864,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.97-$105.63 after having opened the day at $105.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.89.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is down $2.80 (-3.5%) to $77.98 on average volume. Thus far, 711,647 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.00-$81.54 after having opened the day at $80.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.78.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.30 (-1.6%) to $18.48 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.48-$18.84 after having opened the day at $18.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.79.

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 84.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, 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 Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.12 (-1.1%) to $10.42 on light volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.41-$10.60 after having opened the day at $10.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.54.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns, manages, and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments in United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $0.46 (-0.6%) to $79.16 on average volume. Thus far, 980,864 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.07-$80.56 after having opened the day at $79.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.62.

American Tower Corporation, a real estate investment trust, operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. It develops, owns, and operates communications sites. American Tower has a market cap of $32.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 56.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year 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 American Tower Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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