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The Real Estate industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Laggards within the Real Estate industry included BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas ( LND), down 2.7%, Supertel Hospitality ( SPPR), down 19.5%, JW Mays ( MAYS), down 2.6%, China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), down 4.2% and Power REIT ( PW), down 2.2%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI) is one of the companies that pushed the Real Estate industry lower today. Altisource Residential Corporation was down $2.38 (10.2%) to $20.85 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,435,849 shares of Altisource Residential Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 504,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.61-$22.39 after having opened the day at $22.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.23.

Altisource Residential Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altisource Residential, L.P., focuses on acquiring, owning, and managing single-family rental properties in the United States. Altisource Residential Corporation has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Altisource Residential Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Residential Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RESI go as follows:

  • RESI's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 9.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 1206.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • ALTISOURCE RESIDENTIAL CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.64 versus $1.16).
  • When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, ALTISOURCE RESIDENTIAL CORP's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • RESI has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 14.74% from its price level of one year ago. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$20.98 million or 547.23% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Altisource Residential Corporation Ratings Report

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At the close, China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN) was down $0.05 (4.2%) to $1.13 on light volume. Throughout the day, 21,566 shares of China Housing & Land Development exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.06-$1.16 after having opened the day at $1.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.18.

China Housing & Land Development, Inc., a real estate development company, is engaged in the acquisition, development, management, and sale of commercial and residential real estate properties primarily in Xi'an, the People's Republic of China. China Housing & Land Development has a market cap of $45.8 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 49.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates China Housing & Land Development 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, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CHLN go as follows:

  • Although CHLN's debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Management & Development industry and the overall market, CHINA HOUSING & LAND DEV INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA HOUSING & LAND DEV INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 11.50%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -15.34% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • CHINA HOUSING & LAND DEV INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, CHINA HOUSING & LAND DEV INC reported lower earnings of $0.34 versus $0.56 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Management & Development industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 215.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $5.85 million to -$6.76 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Housing & Land Development Ratings Report

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Supertel Hospitality ( SPPR) was another company that pushed the Real Estate industry lower today. Supertel Hospitality was down $0.52 (19.5%) to $2.15 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 29,637 shares of Supertel Hospitality exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.00-$2.46 after having opened the day at $2.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.67.

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in limited-service hotels. The firm was formerly known as Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Supertel Hospitality has a market cap of $11.6 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Supertel Hospitality as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SPPR go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 539.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $2.37 million to -$10.44 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 14.00%. Regardless of SPPR's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SPPR's net profit margin of -65.02% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 56.37%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 4512.50% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.36 versus -$4.96 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Supertel Hospitality Ratings Report

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