All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 225 points (-1.3%) at 16,450 as of Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 2,005 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

FelCor Lodging

(

FCH

), down 6.5%,

RLJ Lodging

(

RLJ

), down 4.9%,

Diamondrock Hospitality

(

DRH

), down 4.7%,

LaSalle Hotel Properties

(

LHO

), down 4.6% and

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), down 3.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

Realty Income

(

O

), up 2.6%,

Omega Healthcare Investors

(

OHI

), up 2.3%,

Ventas

(

VTR

), up 1.9%,

HCP

(

HCP

), up 1.8% and

UDR

(

UDR

), up 1.8%.

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

3.

Sunstone Hotel Investors

(

SHO

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sunstone Hotel Investors is down $0.62 (-4.3%) to $13.72 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.68-$14.20 after having opened the day at $14.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.34.

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Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Sunstone Hotel Investors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sunstone Hotel Investors

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Sunstone Hotel Investors Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

) is down $4.01 (-2.2%) to $177.00 on average volume. Thus far, 87,064 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 159,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $176.68-$179.41 after having opened the day at $178.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $181.01.

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CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplaces services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CoStar Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

CoStar Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Equinix

(

EQIX

) is down $5.39 (-1.9%) to $284.68 on average volume. Thus far, 514,470 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 764,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $283.39-$294.46 after having opened the day at $285.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $290.07.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 27.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Equinix

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, 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

Equinix 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

).