3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 16,105 as of Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,755 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Zillow ( Z), down 6.7%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 3.4% and Ventas ( VTR), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 3.9%, Taubman Centers ( TCO), up 1.4%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 1.2%, DDR ( DDR), up 1.1% and Boston Properties ( BXP), up 0.8%.

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

3. 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 $2.48 (-2.0%) to $122.26 on average volume. Thus far, 102,004 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 153,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.33-$126.09 after having opened the day at $124.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.74.

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 $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 23.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

If you liked this article you might like

5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now: GNC, AXP, AVP, ASPS, SM

These 7 Stocks Are Spiking on Big Volume

Insiders Love These 5 Stocks Right Now

Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) Highlighted As Weak On High Volume

Weak On High Volume: Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS)