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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 114 points (0.6%) at 17,744 as of Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,136 issues advancing vs. 880 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Gazit-Globe

(

GZT

), down 1.9%,

Zillow Group

(

Z

), down 1.2%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), down 1.2%,

American Campus Communities

(

ACC

), down 0.9% and

UDR

(

UDR

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

Cousins Properties

(

CUZ

), up 4.1%,

BioMed Realty

(

BMR

), up 3.7%,

Strategic Hotels & Resorts

(

BEE

), up 1.2%,

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

), up 1.0% and

RLJ Lodging

(

RLJ

), up 1.9%.

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 $0.30 (-0.8%) to $39.61 on average volume. Thus far, 847,506 shares of Apartment Investment & Management Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.43-$39.91 after having opened the day at $39.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.91.

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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 $6.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Apartment Investment & Management Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

) is down $0.70 (-1.9%) to $37.04 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.81-$37.69 after having opened the day at $37.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.75.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CBRE Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

CBRE Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Equity Residential

(

EQR

) is down $1.32 (-1.8%) to $73.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Equity Residential exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.08-$75.01 after having opened the day at $74.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.89.

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Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. Equity Residential has a market cap of $27.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Equity Residential a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Equity Residential

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Equity Residential 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

).