All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 78 points (-0.5%) at 16,015 as of Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 648 issues advancing vs. 2,316 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

CBRE Group

(

CBG

), down 4.6%,

Jones Lang LaSalle

(

JLL

), down 3.3%,

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

), down 3.2%,

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

), down 2.3% and

Realogy Holdings

(

RLGY

), down 2.3%.

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

3.

Ventas

(

VTR

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ventas is down $0.37 (-0.7%) to $55.13 on light volume. Thus far, 916,948 shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.82-$55.88 after having opened the day at $55.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.50.

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Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ventas a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ventas

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

Welltower

(

HCN

) is down $0.50 (-0.7%) to $67.25 on light volume. Thus far, 584,662 shares of Welltower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.93-$68.44 after having opened the day at $67.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.75.

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Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Welltower has a market cap of $23.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Welltower a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Welltower

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

American Tower

(

AMT

) is down $0.77 (-0.8%) to $92.48 on light volume. Thus far, 777,670 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.20-$93.39 after having opened the day at $93.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.25.

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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 $38.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Tower

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

American Tower Ratings Report

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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

).