NSM, OCN And AMT, 3 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 16,949 as of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,346 issues advancing vs. 1,589 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Alto Palermo ( APSA), up 4.9%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 3.5%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.3%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.1%, CBRE Group ( CBG), up 0.6% and UDR ( UDR), up 0.6%.

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

3. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is down $0.66 (-2.0%) to $32.11 on light volume. Thus far, 60,899 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 469,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.11-$32.89 after having opened the day at $32.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.77.

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 $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ocwen Financial ( OCN) is down $0.38 (-1.4%) to $26.22 on light volume. Thus far, 630,972 shares of Ocwen Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.11-$26.57 after having opened the day at $26.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.60.

Ocwen Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States and internationally. Ocwen Financial has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 52.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ocwen Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ocwen Financial as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ocwen Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $0.58 (-0.6%) to $98.48 on average volume. Thus far, 932,144 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.85-$99.02 after having opened the day at $99.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.06.

American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm through its subsidiaries owns, operates and develops wireless and broadcast communications real estate. American Tower has a market cap of $39.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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 American Tower 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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