3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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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. 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 lower today:

3. E-House China Holdings ( EJ) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, E-House China Holdings is down $0.62 (-5.1%) to $11.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of E-House China Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.47-$12.10 after having opened the day at $11.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.10.

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 $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that 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 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full E-House China Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Regency Centers ( REG) is down $0.35 (-0.6%) to $56.69 on light volume. Thus far, 113,311 shares of Regency Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 442,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.62-$57.34 after having opened the day at $57.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.04.

Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. Regency Centers has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 23.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Regency Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regency Centers as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Regency Centers Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kite Realty Group ( KRG) is down $0.37 (-1.4%) to $25.76 on light volume. Thus far, 347,146 shares of Kite Realty Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.70-$26.23 after having opened the day at $26.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.13.

Kite Realty Group Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. Kite Realty Group has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kite Realty Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kite Realty Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Kite Realty Group 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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