3 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 12.6%, Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), up 2.9% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 2.6%, Diamondrock Hospitality ( DRH), down 1.6%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 1.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 0.8% and Duke Realty ( DRE), down 0.7%.

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

3. Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions is up $2.69 (3.0%) to $92.65 on light volume. Thus far, 92,423 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 255,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.09-$92.71 after having opened the day at $90.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.96.

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Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. operates as a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage, and consumer debt industries in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 43.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Rayonier ( RYN) is up $0.26 (0.8%) to $34.25 on light volume. Thus far, 243,236 shares of Rayonier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.06-$34.37 after having opened the day at $34.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.99.

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Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Rayonier has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 19.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Rayonier a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Rayonier Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ocwen Financial ( OCN) is up $0.57 (2.1%) to $27.47 on light volume. Thus far, 640,594 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 $26.81-$27.65 after having opened the day at $27.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.90.

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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 51.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who 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. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ocwen Financial 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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