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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,647 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,518 issues advancing vs. 1,472 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Strategic Hotels & Resorts ( BEE), down 3.9%, LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO), down 2.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.8%, Boston Properties ( BXP), down 0.9% and Prologis ( PLD), down 0.8%.

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

3. Public Storage ( PSA) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Public Storage is down $1.74 (-1.0%) to $170.65 on light volume. Thus far, 225,992 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 687,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $170.17-$172.22 after having opened the day at $172.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $172.39.

Public Storage operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Public Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Public Storage Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.70 (-1.7%) to $41.41 on light volume. Thus far, 941,681 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.26-$42.08 after having opened the day at $42.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.11.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.24 (-1.1%) to $21.58 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.54-$21.78 after having opened the day at $21.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.81.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts 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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