5 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 15,939 as of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,598 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include CommonWealth REIT ( CWH), up 1.8%, Douglas Emmett ( DEI), up 1.3%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.2%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.2% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ventas ( VTR), down 1.1%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.8%, HCP ( HCP), down 0.7%, American Tower ( AMT), down 0.7% and Public Storage ( PSA), down 0.6%.

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

5. Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management is up $0.40 (1.1%) to $38.64 on light volume. Thus far, 225,045 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 794,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.38-$38.67 after having opened the day at $38.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.24.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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 Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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