3 Stocks Boosting The Real Estate Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,578 as of Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,778 issues advancing vs. 1,187 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include St Joe ( JOE), up 4.5%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 3.8%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 3.4% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ocwen Financial ( OCN), down 5.4%, and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 0.6%.

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

3. Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings is up $0.82 (1.9%) to $42.87 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.79-$43.14 after having opened the day at $42.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.05.

Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who 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. Get the full Realogy Holdings Ratings Report now.

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