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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

New York REIT

(

NYRT

), down 7.0%,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

), down 2.0%,

Jones Lang LaSalle

(

JLL

), down 1.8%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), down 1.0% and

American Tower

(

AMT

), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include

Momo

(

MOMO

), up 3.2%,

Ally Financial

(

ALLY

), up 1.4%,

Equinix

(

EQIX

), up 0.9%,

Kimco Realty

(

KIM

), up 0.8% and

HCP

(

HCP

), up 0.5%.

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

3.

SL Green Realty

(

SLG

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty is down $0.67 (-0.7%) to $99.72 on light volume. Thus far, 143,594 shares of SL Green Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 889,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.63-$100.96 after having opened the day at $100.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.39.

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SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate SL Green Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

SL Green Realty

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 poor profit margins. Get the full

SL Green Realty Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

UDR

(

UDR

) is down $0.34 (-0.9%) to $35.84 on light volume. Thus far, 637,874 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.37-$36.00 after having opened the day at $35.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.18.

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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 $9.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UDR a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

UDR

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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

UDR Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

) is down $1.35 (-0.8%) to $179.46 on average volume. Thus far, 352,969 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 710,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $179.26-$180.91 after having opened the day at $180.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $180.81.

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AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. AvalonBay Communities has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate AvalonBay Communities a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AvalonBay Communities

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

AvalonBay Communities 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

).