4 Real Estate Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 136 points (0.9%) at 15,938 as of Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,190 issues advancing vs. 719 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ventas ( VTR), up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 2.0%, UDR ( UDR), up 1.5%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 1.4%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.2% and Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 1.2%.

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

4. Senior Housing Properties ( SNH) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Senior Housing Properties is down $0.49 (-2.2%) to $21.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Senior Housing Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.16-$21.92 after having opened the day at $21.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.99.

Senior Housing Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), primarily invests in senior housing properties in the United States. The trust invests in hospitals, nursing homes, senior apartments, independent living properties, and assisted living properties. Senior Housing Properties has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Senior Housing Properties a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Senior Housing Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Senior Housing Properties Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is down $0.38 (-0.8%) to $45.49 on average volume. Thus far, 692,597 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.12-$45.94 after having opened the day at $45.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.87.

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and relocation services in the United States and internationally. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Realogy Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $0.71 (-1.3%) to $52.15 on light volume. Thus far, 408,334 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 $51.64-$52.80 after having opened the day at $52.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.86.

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 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $1.06 (-2.7%) to $37.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.29-$38.50 after having opened the day at $38.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.82.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full HCP 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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