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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 146 points (0.9%) at 16,972 as of Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,159 issues advancing vs. 828 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Walter Investment Management ( WAC), down 3.5%, Investors Real Estate ( IRET), down 3.4%, Northstar Realty Finance ( NRF), down 2.8%, Rayonier ( RYN), down 1.8% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 5.3%, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), up 2.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 2.0%, American Campus Communities ( ACC), up 1.8% and LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO), up 1.4%.

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

3. Ocwen Financial ( OCN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ocwen Financial is down $0.61 (-1.6%) to $36.49 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Ocwen Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.20-$37.58 after having opened the day at $36.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.10.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 33.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Ocwen Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.17 (-0.7%) to $23.24 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.22-$23.43 after having opened the day at $23.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.41.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 21.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.10 (-0.9%) to $11.33 on light volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.33-$11.49 after having opened the day at $11.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.43.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. 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).

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