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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 33 points (-0.2%) at 16,622 as of Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,877 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Ashford Hospitality Prime

(

AHP

), up 14.2%,

Outfront Media

(

OUT

), up 2.6%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 2.3%,

Equinix

(

EQIX

), up 0.9% and

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Vornado Realty

(

VNO

), down 1.4%,

General Growth Properties

(

GGP

), down 1.3%,

Federal Realty Investment

(

FRT

), down 0.9%,

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

), down 0.8% and

Kimco Realty

(

KIM

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

TheStreet Recommends

SC

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Santander Consumer USA Holdings is up $0.14 (0.6%) to $22.54 on light volume. Thus far, 312,757 shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.12-$22.55 after having opened the day at $22.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.40.

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Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and unsecured consumer lending products in the United States. The company's vehicle finance products and services include retail installment contracts, vehicle leases, and dealer loans. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.8. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Santander Consumer USA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

VEREIT

(

VER

) is up $0.07 (0.8%) to $8.33 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of VEREIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.25-$8.41 after having opened the day at $8.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.26.

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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 $7.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates VEREIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VEREIT

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

VEREIT Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Ally Financial

(

ALLY

) is up $0.14 (0.6%) to $21.93 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Ally Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.60-$22.00 after having opened the day at $21.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.79.

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Ally Financial Inc. provides financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. Ally Financial has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Ally Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ally Financial

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Ally Financial 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

).