Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,430 as of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 211 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Outfront Media

(

OUT

), down 1.5%,

GEO Group

(

GEO

), down 1.5%,

Zillow Group

(

Z

), down 1.2%,

Ally Financial

(

ALLY

), down 1.1% and

American Realty Capital Properties

(

ARCP

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

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

), up 1.0%,

American Capital Agency

(

AGNC

), up 0.8%,

HCP

(

HCP

), up 0.7%,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), up 0.6% and

American Tower

(

AMT

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings

(

NSM

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is down $0.65 (-3.6%) to $17.26 on light volume. Thus far, 282,771 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.21-$17.98 after having opened the day at $17.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.91.

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. provides servicing, origination, and transaction based services to single-family residences in the United States. It operates in three segments: Servicing, Originations, and Solutionstar. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 36.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings

as a

hold

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

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Lamar Advertising

(

LAMR

) is down $0.49 (-0.8%) to $57.10 on average volume. Thus far, 236,650 shares of Lamar Advertising exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.84-$57.64 after having opened the day at $57.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.59.

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Lamar Advertising Company is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm primarily engages in selling advertising space on billboards, buses, shelters, benches, and logo plates. Lamar Advertising Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lamar Advertising has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lamar Advertising a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lamar Advertising

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Lamar Advertising Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

UDR

(

UDR

) is down $0.26 (-0.8%) to $34.57 on average volume. Thus far, 695,904 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.15-$34.78 after having opened the day at $34.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.83.

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UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

UDR

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, 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

UDR 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

).