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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 44 points (-0.2%) at 17,781 as of Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,569 issues advancing vs. 1,401 declining with 177 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

Dupont Fabros Technology

(

DFT

), down 4.0%,

Gazit-Globe

(

GZT

), down 2.7%,

GEO Group

(

GEO

), down 2.0%,

Alexander's

(

ALX

), down 1.9% and

Corrections Corp of America

(

CXW

), down 1.7%. Top gainers within the industry include

Columbia Property

(

CXP

), up 1.9%,

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

), up 1.8%,

Ryman Hospitality Properties

(

RHP

), up 1.3% and

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 0.5%.

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

3.

Apartment Investment & Management Company

(

AIV

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Apartment Investment & Management Company is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $38.81 on light volume. Thus far, 410,869 shares of Apartment Investment & Management Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.58-$39.23 after having opened the day at $39.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.05.

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Apartment Investment and Management Company is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, management, and redevelopment of apartment properties. It invests in real estate markets of United States. The firm primarily invests in apartment properties. Apartment Investment & Management Company has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Apartment Investment & Management Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Apartment Investment & Management Company

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Apartment Investment & Management Company Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

) is down $1.42 (-2.0%) to $68.30 on average volume. Thus far, 535,970 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 977,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.12-$69.67 after having opened the day at $69.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.72.

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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 $10.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these 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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1. As of noon trading,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

) is down $0.12 (-0.5%) to $23.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.89-$23.29 after having opened the day at $23.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.16.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Host Hotels & Resorts

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Host Hotels & Resorts 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

).

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