3 Real Estate Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 120 points (-0.7%) at 17,956 as of Thursday, June 4, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 740 issues advancing vs. 2,233 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 2.1%.

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

3. Realty Income ( O) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realty Income is up $0.38 (0.8%) to $45.63 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Realty Income exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.72-$45.70 after having opened the day at $45.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.25.

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Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Realty Income a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Realty Income Ratings Report now.

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