3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,662 as of Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,201 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 2.9%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 0.9% and American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 2.0%, Public Storage ( PSA), up 1.3%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 0.9%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 0.8% and Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 0.7%.

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

3. E-House China Holdings ( EJ) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, E-House China Holdings is down $0.46 (-4.7%) to $9.43 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of E-House China Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.41-$10.15 after having opened the day at $9.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.89.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company primarily in the People's Republic of China. E-House China Holdings has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 34.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate E-House China Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates E-House China Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full E-House China Holdings Ratings Report now.

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