3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,105 as of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,797 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Alto Palermo ( APSA), down 7.5%, Icahn ( IEP), down 2.2%, Hospitality Properties ( HPT), down 1.4%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.3% and W P Carey ( WPC), down 1.2%.

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

3. Boston Properties ( BXP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Boston Properties is down $0.71 (-0.6%) to $115.77 on light volume. Thus far, 194,157 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 602,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.54-$116.62 after having opened the day at $116.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.48.

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 $17.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that 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, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. 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.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

2. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $0.34 (-0.6%) to $62.28 on average volume. Thus far, 536,996 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.90-$62.89 after having opened the day at $62.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.62.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 27.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Digital Realty Ratings Report now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

1. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.12 (-0.6%) to $21.51 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.49-$21.72 after having opened the day at $21.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.63.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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).

null

More from Markets

Trump, Trade Wars, General Electric, 'Jurassic World' - 5 Things You Must Know

Trump, Trade Wars, General Electric, 'Jurassic World' - 5 Things You Must Know

Boeing Slides as China Premier Li Says Willing to Continue Talks With Airbus

Boeing Slides as China Premier Li Says Willing to Continue Talks With Airbus

US Auto Tariffs Would Hit Global Industry Ratings; Ford & GM Vulnerable- Moody's

US Auto Tariffs Would Hit Global Industry Ratings; Ford & GM Vulnerable- Moody's

Futures Fall on Further Trade News and 4 Other Stories to Watch Monday Morning

Futures Fall on Further Trade News and 4 Other Stories to Watch Monday Morning

Stocks Weaken Around The World as Trump Opens New Fronts in Global Trade War

Stocks Weaken Around The World as Trump Opens New Fronts in Global Trade War