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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,411 as of Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,415 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

E-House China Holdings

(

EJ

), down 6.4%,

Alexander & Baldwin

(

ALEX

), down 2.7%,

KKR Financial Holdings

(

KFN

), down 2.2% and

Brookfield Office Properties

(

BPO

), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

National Retail Properties

(

NNN

), up 2.0%,

Realty Income

(

O

), up 1.7%,

Starwood Property

(

STWD

), up 1.6%,

Ventas

(

VTR

), up 1.6% and

Essex Property

(

ESS

), up 1.6%.

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

3.

American Realty Capital Properties

(

ARCP

TheStreet Recommends

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, American Realty Capital Properties is down $0.31 (-2.4%) to $12.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 17.2 million shares of American Realty Capital Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.64-$13.19 after having opened the day at $13.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.01.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. 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. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Realty Capital Properties

as a

sell

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

American Realty Capital Properties Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Ocwen Financial

(

OCN

) is down $0.41 (-1.1%) to $36.81 on light volume. Thus far, 880,001 shares of Ocwen Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.65-$37.86 after having opened the day at $37.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.22.

Ocwen Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States and internationally. Ocwen Financial has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ocwen Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ocwen Financial

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full

Ocwen Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Zillow

(

Z

) is down $4.54 (-4.9%) to $88.23 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.45-$93.92 after having opened the day at $93.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.77.

Zillow, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company owns and operates Zillow.com. Zillow has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Zillow

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Zillow 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

).

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