3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Real Estate Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 17,646 as of Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,783 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 5.5%, Ocwen Financial ( OCN), down 3.4%, Zillow ( Z), down 2.7%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 2.4% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 1.6%, SL Green Realty ( SLG), up 1.0%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 0.9%, HCP ( HCP), up 1.0% and Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 0.8%.

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

3. Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Altisource Residential Corporation is down $1.44 (-7.2%) to $18.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 694,107 shares of Altisource Residential Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 534,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.44-$19.88 after having opened the day at $19.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.92.

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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 $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 33.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Altisource Residential Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Altisource Residential Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, E-House China Holdings ( EJ) is down $0.35 (-3.5%) to $9.59 on light volume. Thus far, 278,019 shares of E-House China Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.58-$9.99 after having opened the day at $9.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.94.

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E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company primarily in the People's Republic of China. E-House China Holdings has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 34.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate E-House China Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates E-House China Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full E-House China Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CoStar Group ( CSGP) is down $2.59 (-1.6%) to $159.42 on light volume. Thus far, 32,498 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 246,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.42-$163.77 after having opened the day at $162.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $162.01.

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CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full CoStar Group 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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