All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 17,589 as of Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 752 issues advancing vs. 2,254 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), down 1.9%,

Equinix

(

EQIX

), down 1.7%,

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), down 1.4%,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), down 1.3% and

Icahn

(

IEP

), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

American Campus Communities

(

ACC

), up 2.0%,

Brixmor Property Group

(

BRX

), up 1.5%,

Equity Lifestyle Properties

(

ELS

), up 1.1% and

Boston Properties

(

BXP

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

American Capital Agency

(

AGNC

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency is down $0.84 (-4.4%) to $18.24 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.21-$18.61 after having opened the day at $18.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.07.

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American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Capital Agency

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

) is down $1.14 (-1.6%) to $72.33 on average volume. Thus far, 581,097 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.22-$73.51 after having opened the day at $73.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.47.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Digital Realty

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

) is down $0.14 (-1.4%) to $10.06 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.99-$10.20 after having opened the day at $10.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.20.

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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 $9.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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 increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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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

).