CSGP, IEP, HST And HCN, 4 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Apartment Investment & Management ( AIV), up 1.5%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 1.1%, Camden Property ( CPT), up 1.1%, Equity Residential ( EQR), up 0.7% and Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO), up 0.6%.

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

4. CoStar Group ( CSGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, CoStar Group is down $3.92 (-2.2%) to $171.38 on light volume. Thus far, 29,148 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 119,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $171.38-$174.90 after having opened the day at $174.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $175.30.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Icahn ( IEP) is down $1.68 (-1.5%) to $109.07 on light volume. Thus far, 106,722 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 417,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.00-$112.52 after having opened the day at $112.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.75.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. engages in the investment, automotive, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States and internationally. Its Investment segment provides investment advisory, and administrative and back office services. Icahn has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Icahn as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. 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 Icahn Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.13 (-0.7%) to $18.29 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.24-$18.52 after having opened the day at $18.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.42.

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 $13.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.2% 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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1. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is down $0.38 (-0.7%) to $56.51 on light volume. Thus far, 590,119 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.41-$56.88 after having opened the day at $56.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.89.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Health Care REIT 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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