Realogy Holdings Corp (RLGY): Today's Featured Real Estate Laggard

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Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Realogy Holdings fell $1.24 (-2.8%) to $42.41 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,602,978 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,528,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $42.37-$43.59 after having opened the day at $43.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.65. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that declined today were: InnSuites Hospitality ( IHT), down 20.9%, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 12.0%, E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 8.5% and Optibase ( OBAS), down 7.9%.

Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones ( IRS), up 7.5%, Alto Palermo ( APSA), up 5.8%, Doral Financial ( DRL), up 5.2% and Sabra Health Care REIT ( SBRA), up 3.4% , were all gainers within the real estate industry with Simon Property Group ( SPG) being today's featured real estate industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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