3 Real Estate Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,548 as of Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,802 issues advancing vs. 1,173 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Alexander's ( ALX), down 2.8%, and General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Redwood ( RWT), up 4.1%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 3.7%, Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), up 3.6%, Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), up 2.1% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 1.2%.

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

3. Equity Lifestyle Properties ( ELS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Equity Lifestyle Properties is down $0.42 (-0.8%) to $48.94 on light volume. Thus far, 65,374 shares of Equity Lifestyle Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 339,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.90-$49.39 after having opened the day at $49.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.36.

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Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the ownership and operation of lifestyle oriented properties. Equity Lifestyle Properties has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 36.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Equity Lifestyle Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Lifestyle 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, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Equity Lifestyle Properties Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, RLJ Lodging ( RLJ) is down $0.28 (-0.9%) to $31.75 on light volume. Thus far, 193,972 shares of RLJ Lodging exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 744,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.69-$32.15 after having opened the day at $32.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.03.

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RLJ Lodging Trust is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also manages real estate funds. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in premium-branded, focused service, and compact full-service hotels. RLJ Lodging has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 31.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate RLJ Lodging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates RLJ Lodging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full RLJ Lodging Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $0.59 (-0.5%) to $109.54 on light volume. Thus far, 213,579 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 887,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.20-$110.27 after having opened the day at $109.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.13.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 24.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Vornado Realty 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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