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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