3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,603 as of Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,659 issues advancing vs. 1,296 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow ( Z), up 1.7%, RLJ Lodging ( RLJ), up 1.6%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 1.6%, Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE), up 1.2% and Federal Realty Investment ( FRT), up 0.8%.

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 $0.85 (-2.9%) to $28.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 441,338 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 573,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.94-$30.41 after having opened the day at $30.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.83.

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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 $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Rayonier ( RYN) is down $4.42 (-13.0%) to $29.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Rayonier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 714,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.81-$31.53 after having opened the day at $31.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.90.

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Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Rayonier has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Rayonier a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Rayonier Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP) is down $0.24 (-2.8%) to $8.54 on average volume. Thus far, 10.3 million shares of American Realty Capital Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.54-$9.04 after having opened the day at $8.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.79.

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American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 31.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties 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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