3 Stocks Dragging In The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 32 points (-0.2%) at 17,036 as of Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,537 issues advancing vs. 1,470 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Zillow ( Z), up 2.5%. Top gainers within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 2.9%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 0.8%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 0.6%, SL Green Realty ( SLG), up 0.6% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 0.5%.

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

3. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is down $0.27 (-0.8%) to $31.56 on light volume. Thus far, 63,483 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 391,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.21-$32.04 after having opened the day at $31.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.83.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. provides residential mortgage loan services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, E-House China Holdings ( EJ) is down $0.32 (-2.9%) to $10.86 on average volume. Thus far, 919,287 shares of E-House China Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.75-$11.15 after having opened the day at $11.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.18.

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 $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 25.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full E-House China Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realty Income ( O) is down $0.23 (-0.5%) to $43.82 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Realty Income exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.59-$44.18 after having opened the day at $44.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.05.

Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Realty Income a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Realty Income 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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