3 Real Estate Stocks On The Rise

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.2%) at 17,108 as of Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,478 issues advancing vs. 1,497 declining with 182 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 4.5%, Ventas ( VTR), up 0.8% and Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Hilltop Holdings ( HTH), down 2.2%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 1.6%, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 1.5%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.1% and American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 0.7%.

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

3. Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Property Partners is up $0.16 (0.8%) to $21.55 on light volume. Thus far, 71,630 shares of Brookfield Property Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 598,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.38-$21.57 after having opened the day at $21.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.39.

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Brookfield Property Partners L.P. owns, operates, and invests in commercial properties in North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil. Brookfield Property Partners has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Brookfield Property Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Property Partners as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Brookfield Property Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is up $0.28 (0.6%) to $48.11 on light volume. Thus far, 100,228 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 456,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.76-$48.25 after having opened the day at $47.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.83.

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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 $29.4 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 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, 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 generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is up $0.89 (0.7%) to $122.12 on average volume. Thus far, 255,517 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 645,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.23-$122.20 after having opened the day at $121.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.23.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 20.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Boston Properties 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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