3 Real Estate Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 17,793 as of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,750 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 6.6%, and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), down 3.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.9%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 1.4%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 1.0% and Brixmor Property Group ( BRX), down 1.1%.

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

3. Ocwen Financial ( OCN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ocwen Financial is up $0.42 (4.3%) to $10.14 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Ocwen Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.64-$10.46 after having opened the day at $9.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.72.

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Ocwen Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company, engages in servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States. Ocwen Financial has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 35.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Ocwen Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ocwen Financial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Ocwen Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is up $0.19 (0.6%) to $34.90 on average volume. Thus far, 955,031 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.37-$35.00 after having opened the day at $34.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.71.

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Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment firm. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It invests in healthcare facilities, primarily in long-term healthcare facilities in order to create its portfolio. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.16 (0.8%) to $19.56 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.38-$19.65 after having opened the day at $19.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.40.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 18.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts 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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