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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,694 as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,950 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance

(

ARI

), down 5.7%,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), down 3.7%,

STORE Capital

(

STOR

), down 2.6%,

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), down 0.7% and

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include

Apollo Residential Mortgage

(

AMTG

), up 25.1%,

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings

(

KW

), up 11.6%,

Redwood

(

RWT

), up 11.4%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 7.1% and

Ally Financial

(

ALLY

), up 2.0%.

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

3.

Kimco Realty

(

KIM

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty is down $0.36 (-1.3%) to $26.76 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.74-$27.15 after having opened the day at $27.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.12.

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Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kimco Realty

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Kimco Realty Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Boston Properties

(

BXP

) is down $1.14 (-1.0%) to $114.04 on light volume. Thus far, 171,955 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 866,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.90-$115.09 after having opened the day at $114.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.18.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Boston Properties

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Boston Properties Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Realty Income

(

O

) is down $0.98 (-1.6%) to $58.94 on light volume. Thus far, 832,221 shares of Realty Income exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.52-$59.86 after having opened the day at $59.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.92.

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Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realty Income a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Realty Income

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Realty Income 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

).