WY, NRF And OCN, Pushing Real Estate Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 117 points (-0.7%) at 16,295 as of Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 843 issues advancing vs. 2,136 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 8.5%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 3.2%, Icahn ( IEP), down 2.4%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 2.4% and Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 2.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), up 2.4%, Realty Income Corporation ( O), up 2.3%, Ventas ( VTR), up 2.2%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 1.8% and Equity Residential ( EQR), up 1.5%.

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 $0.31 (-1.1%) to $29.29 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.20-$29.65 after having opened the day at $29.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.60.

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 $17.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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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