All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 123 points (0.7%) at 18,349 as of Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,303 issues advancing vs. 681 declining with 114 unchanged.

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

Omega Healthcare Investors

(

OHI

), down 3.0%,

Regency Centers

(

REG

), down 2.9%,

Brixmor Property Group

(

BRX

), down 1.3%,

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

), down 1.2% and

DDR

(

DDR

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

Realogy Holdings

(

RLGY

), up 4.0%,

Forest City Realty

(

FCE.B

), up 3.8%,

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

SC

), up 3.7%,

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

), up 2.7% and

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 2.1%.

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

3.

Public Storage

(

PSA

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Public Storage is down $1.74 (-0.7%) to $254.82 on light volume. Thus far, 267,780 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 874,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $253.03-$257.70 after having opened the day at $256.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $256.56.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

) is down $0.86 (-0.8%) to $108.99 on light volume. Thus far, 755,878 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.29-$110.17 after having opened the day at $109.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.85.

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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 $16.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 45.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 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 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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1. As of noon trading,

Equinix

(

EQIX

) is down $2.08 (-0.5%) to $386.67 on average volume. Thus far, 235,651 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 624,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $383.47-$390.39 after having opened the day at $389.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $388.75.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $27.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 28.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Equinix

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Equinix 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

).