3 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 78 points (0.5%) at 16,438 as of Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,775 issues advancing vs. 1,148 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Sun Communities ( SUI), down 3.6%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), down 1.8%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.3%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 0.9% and Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 4.4%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 3.8%, American Tower ( AMT), up 1.4% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.9%.

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

3. Kimco Realty ( KIM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty is down $0.22 (-0.9%) to $22.42 on light volume. Thus far, 728,718 shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.35-$22.65 after having opened the day at $22.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.63.

Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins 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 Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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