WY, HCN And AMT, 3 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,218 as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,600 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 5.6%, Realty Income Corporation ( O), up 2.4%, SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG), up 1.9%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), up 1.4% and DDR ( DDR), up 1.4%.

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

3. Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser is down $0.18 (-0.6%) to $30.04 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.88-$30.23 after having opened the day at $30.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.21.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is down $0.30 (-0.5%) to $57.73 on light volume. Thus far, 545,584 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 $57.65-$58.13 after having opened the day at $58.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.03.

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 $16.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, 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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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $1.96 (-2.4%) to $81.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.67-$83.70 after having opened the day at $83.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.98.

American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm through its subsidiaries owns, operates and develops wireless and broadcast communications real estate. American Tower has a market cap of $33.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full American Tower 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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