Today's Stocks Driving Success For 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 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.9%, and Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.7%.

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

3. CommonWealth REIT ( CWH) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CommonWealth REIT is up $0.43 (1.6%) to $26.65 on light volume. Thus far, 250,919 shares of CommonWealth REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.15-$26.73 after having opened the day at $26.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.22.

CommonWealth REIT is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by Reit Management & Research LLC. The fund invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in office buildings, industrial buildings, and leased industrial land. CommonWealth REIT has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates CommonWealth REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CommonWealth REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full CommonWealth REIT Ratings Report now.

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