Top Real Estate Stocks, December 5 – Gafisa SA Leads List of Gainers Among Real Estate Companies

Top Real Estate Stocks, December 5 - Gafisa SA Leads List of Gainers Among Real Estate CompaniesGafisa SA (ADR) (NYSE: GFA) was the number one gainer in Thursday’s stock trading among real estate companies, as the firm moved up by 5.19 percent, or $0.14, to $2.84 per share. The company’s market capitalization is presently valued at $616.99 million. Gafisa SA is a Brazilian company involved in homebuilding and real estate operations. It promotes, administers, purchases, sells and trades real estate properties, among other services offered.

Other gainers among real estate firms include Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: DLR), which added 2.87 percent ($1.29) and is now at $46.29 per share, Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE: SHO), which also gained 2.87 percent ($0.36) and is trading at $12.92 per share, Education Realty Trust (NYSE: EDR), which is trading at $9.03 per share after a climb of 2.85 percent, or $0.25, and General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP), which advanced by 2.66 percent, or $0.54, to $20.82 per share.

Market capitalization is presently $5.94 billion for Digital Realty Trust, $2.36 billion for Sunstone Hotel Investors, $1.04 billion for Education Realty Trust, and $18.97 billion for General Growth.

Moving on to yesterday’s losers in the real estate sector, Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y.A (NASDAQ: CRESY) was the top loser, dipping by 4.71 percent, or $0.52, to $10.51 per share. The company’s market capitalization is $521.89 million following the decline. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A is an Argentine company that is involved in the manufacture of basic agricultural commodities and livestock industry products, but is also involved in the sale of properties. The company has four distinct divisions – Crops Production, Milk Production, Beef Cattle Production, and Land Reserves.

Other top five losers in the real estate sector in December 5 trading include Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: XIN), which lost 2.11 percent ($0.12) to $5.57 per share, American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP), which is trading at $12.90 per share after a loss of 2.05 percent, or $0.27, Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE: HTS), which is trading at $16.39 per share following a downtick of 2.03 percent ($0.34), and Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY), which slid back 1.89 percent ($0.19) to $9.86 per share.

The companies’ market capitalizations are as follows: $395.30 million for Xinyuan Real Estate Co., $2.39 billion for American Realty Capital Properties, $1.60 billion for Hatteras Financial, and $9.34 billion for Annaly Capital Management.

General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE: GGP), which was the fifth biggest gainer in the real estate sector yesterday, was also the most active firm in the space in terms of dollar volume.

GGP was followed by Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG), which is trading at $150.80 per share after a climb of 0.96 percent, or $1.44. BRE Properties (NYSE: BRE) moved up 0.32 percent, or $0.19, and is trading at $59.30 as the third most active real estate company in yesterday’s trading.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) was fourth most active, and lost 1.47 percent ($0.29) to $19.46 per share, while Annaly Capital Management was fifth in yesterday’s list of most actives in real estate.

Market capitalization is valued at $47.35 billion for Simon Property Group, $4.58 billion for BRE Properties, and $7.48 billion for American Capital Agency Corp.