All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 177 points (1.1%) at 16,548 as of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,979 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Ocwen Financial

(

OCN

), down 7.4%,

Pebblebrook Hotel

(

PEB

), down 6.2%,

Sunstone Hotel Investors

(

SHO

), down 3.3% and

Chesapeake Lodging

(

CHSP

), down 3.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

LendingTree

(

TREE

), up 8.2%,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

), up 2.2%,

American Campus Communities

(

ACC

), up 2.0%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 1.9% and

Jones Lang LaSalle

(

JLL

), up 1.7%.

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

3.

LaSalle Hotel Properties

(

LHO

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, LaSalle Hotel Properties is down $1.13 (-3.6%) to $30.49 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.26-$31.60 after having opened the day at $31.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.62.

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LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the purchase, ownership, redevelopment, and leasing of primarily upscale and luxury full-service hotels in convention, resort, and urban business markets in the United States. LaSalle Hotel Properties has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate LaSalle Hotel Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LaSalle Hotel Properties

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

LaSalle Hotel Properties Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Apartment Investment & Management Company

(

AIV

) is down $0.56 (-1.6%) to $35.44 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million 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 $34.82-$35.55 after having opened the day at $35.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.00.

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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 $5.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Apartment Investment & Management Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 notable return on equity, 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

Apartment Investment & Management Company Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

) is down $0.68 (-3.9%) to $17.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.3 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.85-$17.63 after having opened the day at $17.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.68.

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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 $13.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 25.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 2 analysts rate 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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

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

).