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.Zillow ( Z) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Zillow rose $2.16 (2.3%) to $95.95 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,640,941 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,278,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $92.76-$98.35 after having opened the day at $93.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.79. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Marcus & Millichap ( MMI), up 8.5%, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), up 4.4%, Optibase ( OBAS), up 4.4% and Alto Palermo ( APSA), up 3.7%.
Zillow, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company owns and operates Zillow.com. Zillow has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.