3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 17,115 as of Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,639 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.2%, and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 3.6%, Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), up 3.1%, Ocwen Financial ( OCN), up 1.5%, Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), up 1.4% and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.6%.

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

3. Ryman Hospitality Properties ( RHP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ryman Hospitality Properties is down $0.60 (-1.2%) to $48.55 on average volume. Thus far, 249,424 shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 482,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.18-$49.49 after having opened the day at $49.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.15.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. owns and operates hotels in the United States. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ryman Hospitality Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryman Hospitality Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ryman Hospitality Properties Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is down $0.18 (-0.6%) to $31.29 on light volume. Thus far, 543,202 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.29-$31.56 after having opened the day at $31.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.47.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 19.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $23.46 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.44-$23.61 after having opened the day at $23.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.60.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full American Capital Agency 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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