ASPS, NSM, CBG And DLR, 4 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 147 points (1.0%) at 15,587 as of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,311 issues advancing vs. 626 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 1.0%, and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 2.9%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 2.2%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.3%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.0% and Boston Properties ( BXP), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. 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 $13.40 (-10.0%) to $120.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 107,164 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 116,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.70-$134.78 after having opened the day at $132.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $133.40.

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 $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is down $1.03 (-3.8%) to $25.82 on heavy volume. Thus far, 952,218 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.17-$27.12 after having opened the day at $26.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.85.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 27.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is down $0.57 (-2.1%) to $26.15 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.50-$26.31 after having opened the day at $25.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.72.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $0.53 (-1.0%) to $51.40 on light volume. Thus far, 402,520 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.40-$52.19 after having opened the day at $51.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.93.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Digital Realty 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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