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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2. As of noon trading, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO) is down $0.10 (-0.5%) to $20.06 on light volume. Thus far, 48,995 shares of Brookfield Office Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.05-$20.24 after having opened the day at $20.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.16.

Brookfield Properties Corporation is a publicly owned real estate investment firm. The firm engages in the ownership, development, and management of premier commercial properties and also invests in core-plus office buildings. Brookfield Office Properties has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Brookfield Office Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Office Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Brookfield Office Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is down $0.19 (-0.6%) to $29.42 on light volume. Thus far, 517,313 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.41-$29.61 after having opened the day at $29.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.61.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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