3 Real Estate Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 18,509 as of Thursday, July 21, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,295 issues advancing vs. 1,607 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 2.4%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 2.2%, CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.6%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), up 1.5% and Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE), up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Digital Realty ( DLR), up 3.2%.

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

3. LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, LaSalle Hotel Properties is up $0.63 (2.4%) to $26.63 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.38-$27.33 after having opened the day at $25.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.00.

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LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the purchase, ownership, redevelopment, and leasing of primarily upscale and luxury full-service hotels in convention, resort, and urban business markets in the United States. LaSalle Hotel Properties has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates LaSalle Hotel Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LaSalle Hotel Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full LaSalle Hotel Properties Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Camden Property ( CPT) is up $0.70 (0.8%) to $89.59 on average volume. Thus far, 270,218 shares of Camden Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 615,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.32-$89.66 after having opened the day at $88.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.89.

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Camden Property Trust is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, management, and disposition of multifamily residential apartment communities. Camden Property has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Camden Property a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Camden Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Camden Property Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty ( SLG) is up $0.76 (0.7%) to $111.66 on average volume. Thus far, 400,080 shares of SL Green Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 699,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.67-$111.95 after having opened the day at $110.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.90.

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SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate SL Green Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. Get the full SL Green Realty 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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