One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 25 points (0.1%) at 17,526 as of Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,545 issues advancing vs. 1,371 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

), down 0.9%, and

Icahn

(

IEP

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

LendingTree

(

TREE

), up 6.2%,

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

SC

), up 3.4%,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), up 1.1% and

HCP

(

HCP

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

VEREIT

(

VER

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, VEREIT is down $0.07 (-0.7%) to $9.33 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of VEREIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.29-$9.45 after having opened the day at $9.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.40.

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VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. VEREIT has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate VEREIT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VEREIT

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

VEREIT Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

) is down $0.22 (-0.8%) to $28.58 on light volume. Thus far, 626,544 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.33-$28.88 after having opened the day at $28.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.80.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CBRE Group

as a

buy

. 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 notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

CBRE Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

) is down $0.09 (-0.8%) to $10.83 on average volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.78-$11.00 after having opened the day at $10.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.92.

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Annaly Capital Management

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full

Annaly Capital Management 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

).