3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,388 as of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 2:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,085 issues advancing vs. 1,951 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI), down 9.7%, Icahn ( IEP), down 3.1%, Healthcare Trust of America ( HTA), down 3.5%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.4% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.7%.

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

3. Kimco Realty ( KIM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty is down $0.12 (-0.5%) to $25.16 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.95-$25.38 after having opened the day at $25.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.28.

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Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 28.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty 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, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is down $0.08 (-0.3%) to $26.32 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.12-$26.49 after having opened the day at $26.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.40.

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General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 31.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties 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 expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.30 (-0.7%) to $41.53 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.34-$41.88 after having opened the day at $41.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.83.

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Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $20.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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