NSM, VTR And OCN, 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 118 points (0.7%) at 16,381 as of Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,313 issues advancing vs. 673 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 7.8%, Northstar Realty Finance Corporation ( NRF), up 2.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.9%, Vornado Realty ( VNO), up 0.8% and Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 0.6%.

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

3. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is down $1.13 (-3.4%) to $32.57 on average volume. Thus far, 553,936 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.46-$35.52 after having opened the day at $33.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.70.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. provides residential mortgage loan services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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