3 Stocks Dragging 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 77 points (-0.5%) at 16,791 as of Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,231 issues advancing vs. 1,744 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Alto Palermo ( APSA), down 9.4%, Zillow ( Z), down 3.2%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 2.2%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 1.7% and Weingarten Realty Investors ( WRI), down 1.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI), up 3.8%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.2%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.0% and Starwood Property ( STWD), up 0.9%.

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

3. General Growth Properties ( GGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties is down $0.21 (-0.9%) to $23.43 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.41-$23.63 after having opened the day at $23.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.64.

General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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