3 Stocks Advancing The Real Estate Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 17,859 as of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,059 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was CIM Commercial ( CMCT), up 3.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 1.4%, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), down 1.2%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 1.1%, Prologis ( PLD), down 1.1% and Boston Properties ( BXP), down 0.9%.

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

3. Lexington Realty ( LXP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Lexington Realty is up $0.14 (1.6%) to $9.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Lexington Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.05-$9.20 after having opened the day at $9.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.98.

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Lexington Corporate Properties Trust operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The company acquires, owns, and manages a portfolio of office, industrial, and retail properties net-leased to corporate tenants in the United States. Lexington Realty has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Lexington Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lexington Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Lexington Realty Ratings Report now.

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