One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 16 points (0.1%) at 16,807 as of Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,056 issues advancing vs. 929 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Leju Holdings

(

LEJU

), down 4.1%,

CIM Commercial

(

CMCT

), down 1.9% and

Equinix

(

EQIX

), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Gazit-Globe

(

GZT

), up 4.2%,

Diamondrock Hospitality

(

DRH

), up 2.4%,

Sunstone Hotel Investors

(

SHO

), up 2.2%,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), up 2.2% and

Realogy Holdings

(

RLGY

), up 2.0%.

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

3.

Outfront Media

(

OUT

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Outfront Media is down $0.25 (-1.1%) to $22.92 on light volume. Thus far, 193,021 shares of Outfront Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 792,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.92-$23.52 after having opened the day at $23.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.17.

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OUTFRONT Media Inc. provides advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Outfront Media has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Outfront Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Outfront Media

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Outfront Media Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

NorthStar Asset Management Group

(

NSAM

) is down $0.26 (-1.8%) to $14.61 on average volume. Thus far, 948,835 shares of NorthStar Asset Management Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.58-$15.10 after having opened the day at $14.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.87.

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Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. provides asset management and other services in the United States and internationally. It also offers securitization transaction services. The company is based in New York, New York. Northstar Asset Management Group Inc. NorthStar Asset Management Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 34.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate NorthStar Asset Management Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

NorthStar Asset Management Group

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and premium valuation. Get the full

NorthStar Asset Management Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

VEREIT

(

VER

) is down $0.10 (-1.2%) to $8.06 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of VEREIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.02-$8.22 after having opened the day at $8.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.16.

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VEREIT, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. VEREIT has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates VEREIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VEREIT

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

VEREIT 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

).