3 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 12 points (-0.1%) at 16,797 as of Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,344 issues advancing vs. 1,611 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Digital Realty ( DLR), down 1.6%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.2%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.1%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 1.0% and Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 0.9%.

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

3. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is up $0.41 (1.1%) to $36.94 on light volume. Thus far, 31,665 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 721,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.19-$36.96 after having opened the day at $36.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.53.

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 down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Extra Space Storage ( EXR) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $53.23 on light volume. Thus far, 254,078 shares of Extra Space Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 685,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.83-$53.28 after having opened the day at $53.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.87.

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. Extra Space Storage has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 25.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Extra Space Storage a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Extra Space Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Extra Space Storage Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is up $0.29 (0.8%) to $36.07 on light volume. Thus far, 539,577 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.78-$36.43 after having opened the day at $35.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.78.

Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 27.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate 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, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Realogy 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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