Today's Top Performers In Real Estate

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 77 points (-0.5%) at 16,767 as of Thursday, June 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,294 issues advancing vs. 1,659 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), up 1.6%, and Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 5.5%, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), down 1.1%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.0%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 0.8% and Duke Realty ( DRE), down 0.8%.

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

3. St Joe ( JOE) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, St Joe is up $0.24 (1.0%) to $24.76 on average volume. Thus far, 289,965 shares of St Joe exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 546,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.33-$24.76 after having opened the day at $24.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.53.

The St. Joe Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate development company in Florida. The company operates in five segments: Residential Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Resorts, Leisure, and Leasing Operations; Forestry; and Rural Land. St Joe has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 27.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates St Joe a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates St Joe 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full St Joe Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is up $1.36 (1.2%) to $114.08 on light volume. Thus far, 33,944 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 215,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.60-$114.57 after having opened the day at $112.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.72.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. operates as a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage, and consumer debt industries in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 28.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is up $0.55 (1.5%) to $37.58 on light volume. Thus far, 104,941 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 762,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.02-$37.72 after having opened the day at $37.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.03.

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 $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings 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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