Weyerhaeuser Co (WY): Today's Featured Real Estate Loser

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Weyerhaeuser (WY) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Weyerhaeuser fell 49 cents (-2.4%) to $20.36 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.32-$20.78 after having opened the day at $20.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.85. Other company's within the Real Estate industry that declined today were: American Spectrum Realty (AQQ), down 10.9%, China Housing & Land Development (CHLN), down 10.4%, American Realty Investors (ARL), down 6.1%, and Preferred Apartment Communities (APTS), down 4.3%.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $11.21 billion and is part of the financial sector. Currently there are two analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, four analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Income Opportunity Realty Investors (IOT), up 9.4%, Vestin Realty Mortgage II (VRTB), up 7.5%, MHI Hospitality Corporation (MDH), up 5.3%, and Supertel Hospitality (SPPR), up 4.2%, were all gainers within the real estate industry with Liberty Property (LRY) being today's featured real estate industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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