All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 95 points (-0.5%) at 18,476 as of Monday, July 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 974 issues advancing vs. 1,919 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

SC

), down 9.8%,

Extra Space Storage

(

EXR

), down 2.8%,

CubeSmart

(

CUBE

), down 2.4%,

Sovran Self Storage

(

SSS

), down 2.1% and

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

), down 1.2%.

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

3.

American Tower

(

AMT

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, American Tower is down $1.48 (-1.3%) to $116.36 on light volume. Thus far, 644,288 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.18-$118.11 after having opened the day at $117.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.84.

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American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. American Tower has a market cap of $49.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Tower

as a

buy

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

American Tower Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Public Storage

(

PSA

) is down $2.99 (-1.2%) to $250.75 on light volume. Thus far, 209,597 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 861,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $249.90-$255.17 after having opened the day at $254.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $253.74.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It invests in real estate markets of United States and Europe. The firm acquires, develops, owns, and operates self-storage facilities which offer storage spaces for lease on a month-to-month basis, for personal and business use. Public Storage has a market cap of $43.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Public Storage

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Public Storage Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

) is down $1.11 (-1.1%) to $104.54 on light volume. Thus far, 485,907 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.23-$106.55 after having opened the day at $106.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.65.

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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 $15.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 39.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Digital Realty 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

).