Real estate stocks take deep dive

Inman Index: Wall Street hammers home builders, mortgage cos.

What May gaveth, June tookth away.

After a promising uptick in May, real estate stocks retreated with a vengeance in June as eight of the 10 issues that comprise the hypothetical Inman Index moved lower and the Index overall declined more than 10 percent, a significantly worse performance than the stock market overall.

Hardest hit were shares of Fidelity National Financial, which dropped from $28.16 on June 1 to $23.70 on June 29, a decline of almost 16 percent and a reversal of fortune compared with earlier this year.