3 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 16,894 as of Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,379 issues advancing vs. 1,581 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 1.8%, Ocwen Financial ( OCN), down 0.9%, HCP ( HCP), down 0.9%, Ventas ( VTR), down 0.8% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.7%.

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

3. Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Altisource Residential Corporation is up $0.36 (1.4%) to $25.96 on light volume. Thus far, 178,654 shares of Altisource Residential Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 581,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.27-$26.00 after having opened the day at $25.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.60.

Altisource Residential Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altisource Residential, L.P., focuses on acquiring, owning, and managing single-family rental properties in the United States. Altisource Residential Corporation has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Altisource Residential Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Residential Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Altisource Residential Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, E-House China Holdings ( EJ) is up $0.18 (2.0%) to $9.34 on light volume. Thus far, 533,669 shares of E-House China Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.06-$9.37 after having opened the day at $9.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.16.

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 $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 39.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who 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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1. As of noon trading, St Joe ( JOE) is up $0.22 (0.9%) to $24.28 on light volume. Thus far, 237,927 shares of St Joe exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 765,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.82-$24.28 after having opened the day at $24.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.05.

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 $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 25.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 buy. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins 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 St Joe 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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