3 Real Estate Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 17,122 as of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,632 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 192 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Hilltop Holdings ( HTH), up 2.9%, and Gazit-Globe ( GZT), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 11.3%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.7%, Zillow ( Z), down 1.3% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 0.8%.

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

3. Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management is up $0.36 (0.8%) to $48.21 on light volume. Thus far, 81,259 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 459,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.98-$48.33 after having opened the day at $47.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.85.

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Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 23.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Starwood Property ( STWD) is up $0.13 (0.6%) to $23.75 on light volume. Thus far, 489,370 shares of Starwood Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.62-$23.79 after having opened the day at $23.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.62.

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States and Europe. Starwood Property has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Starwood Property Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is up $0.20 (0.6%) to $34.18 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.00-$34.33 after having opened the day at $34.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.99.

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Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Weyerhaeuser 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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