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 148 points (-0.8%) at 17,892 as of Friday, June 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,046 issues advancing vs. 1,919 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Alexander's ( ALX), up 4.4%, Ocwen Financial ( OCN), up 3.9% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.8%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 0.7%, Prologis ( PLD), down 0.6% and Ventas ( VTR), down 0.5%.

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

3. Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Santander Consumer USA Holdings is up $0.22 (0.9%) to $25.37 on light volume. Thus far, 488,342 shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.00-$25.53 after having opened the day at $25.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.15.

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Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and unsecured consumer lending products in the United States. The company's vehicle finance products and services include retail installment contracts, vehicle leases, and dealer loans. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 28.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Santander Consumer USA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Santander Consumer USA Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Santander Consumer USA Holdings Ratings Report now.

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