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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 88 points (0.5%) at 17,013 as of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,240 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Leju Holdings

(

LEJU

), down 6.7%,

Ventas

(

VTR

), down 0.5%,

Weyerhaeuser

(

TheStreet Recommends

WY

), down 0.4% and

Ally Financial

(

ALLY

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

NorthStar Asset Management Group

(

NSAM

), up 4.6%,

Equinix

(

EQIX

), up 1.3%,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), up 1.4%,

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), up 1.4% and

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), up 1.3%.

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

3.

CBL & Associates Properties

(

CBL

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, CBL & Associates Properties is down $0.33 (-2.2%) to $14.33 on average volume. Thus far, 680,319 shares of CBL & Associates Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.32-$14.68 after having opened the day at $14.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.66.

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is a public real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development, and management of properties. The fund invests in the real estate markets of United States. Its portfolio consists of enclosed malls and open-air centers. CBL & Associates Properties has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 24.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CBL & Associates Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CBL & Associates Properties

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

CBL & Associates Properties Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Plum Creek Timber

(

PCL

) is down $0.55 (-1.3%) to $40.53 on light volume. Thus far, 302,874 shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.49-$41.21 after having opened the day at $41.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.08.

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Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Plum Creek Timber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Plum Creek Timber

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

) is down $0.08 (-0.8%) to $10.16 on average volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.10-$10.29 after having opened the day at $10.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.24.

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Annaly Capital Management

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Annaly Capital Management 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

).