3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Zillow ( Z), down 2.7%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 1.8% and Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 2.6%, Regency Centers Corporation ( REG), up 2.4%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.8%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), up 1.6% and Northstar Realty Finance Corporation ( NRF), up 1.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Corrections Corporation of America is down $0.49 (-1.5%) to $31.36 on average volume. Thus far, 472,764 shares of Corrections Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 870,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.87-$31.74 after having opened the day at $31.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.85.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Corrections Corporation of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, E-House China Holdings ( EJ) is down $0.25 (-2.0%) to $12.08 on light volume. Thus far, 673,480 shares of E-House China Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.90-$12.23 after having opened the day at $12.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.33.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company in China. E-House China Holdings has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate E-House China Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates E-House China Holdings as a hold. 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 and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full E-House China Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Taubman Centers ( TCO) is down $0.86 (-1.2%) to $68.38 on average volume. Thus far, 333,342 shares of Taubman Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 563,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.12-$69.60 after having opened the day at $69.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.24.

Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). Taubman Centers has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taubman Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Taubman Centers 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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