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The Real Estate industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.2%. Laggards within the Real Estate industry included BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas ( LND), down 4.0%, BRT Realty ( BRT), down 2.2%, Condor Hospitality ( CDOR), down 30.4%, Supertel Hospitality ( SPPR), down 30.4% and Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT ( EARN), down 3.6%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT ( EARN) is one of the companies that pushed the Real Estate industry lower today. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT was down $0.50 (3.6%) to $13.43 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 146,067 shares of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.67-$13.76 after having opened the day at $13.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.93.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, a real estate investment trust, specializes in acquiring, investing in, and managing residential mortgage-and real estate-related assets. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has a market cap of $127.9 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on EARN go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $1.22 million or 81.07% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • EARN has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 15.23% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, ELLINGTON RESIDENTIAL MTG's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • EARN, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 14.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for ELLINGTON RESIDENTIAL MTG is currently very high, coming in at 86.23%. Regardless of EARN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, EARN's net profit margin of 35.76% compares favorably to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT Ratings Report

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At the close, Supertel Hospitality ( SPPR) was down $0.81 (30.4%) to $1.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 850 shares of Supertel Hospitality exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.80-$1.86 after having opened the day at $1.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.66.

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily invests in limited-service hotels. The firm was formerly known as Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Supertel Hospitality has a market cap of $13.2 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Supertel Hospitality as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SPPR go as follows:

  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC reported poor results of -$6.15 versus -$1.12 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 728.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.50 million to $3.17 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 233.14% to $0.24 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 2.10%.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, and has traded in line with the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Supertel Hospitality Ratings Report

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BRT Realty ( BRT) was another company that pushed the Real Estate industry lower today. BRT Realty was down $0.16 (2.2%) to $7.00 on light volume. Throughout the day, 900 shares of BRT Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $7.00-$7.08 after having opened the day at $7.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.16.

BRT Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, operates, and develops multi-family properties in the United States. It operates through two segments, Multi-Family Real Estate and Other Real Estate. BRT Realty has a market cap of $98.1 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates BRT Realty as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BRT go as follows:

  • The gross profit margin for BRT REALTY TRUST is currently extremely low, coming in at 13.20%. Regardless of BRT's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, BRT's net profit margin of -3.65% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • In its most recent trading session, BRT has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, BRT REALTY TRUST's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • BRT REALTY TRUST reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, BRT REALTY TRUST reported poor results of -$0.76 versus -$0.25 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 71.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$2.59 million to -$0.75 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: BRT Realty Ratings Report

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