Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 3.3%, Diamondrock Hospitality ( DRH), down 1.6%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 1.1%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 0.7% and Duke Realty ( DRE), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 13.4%, Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), up 3.0% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Equity Residential ( EQR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Equity Residential is down $0.35 (-0.5%) to $66.08 on light volume. Thus far, 510,347 shares of Equity Residential exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.96-$66.73 after having opened the day at $66.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.43. Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. Equity Residential has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 28.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Equity Residential a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Residential as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Equity Residential Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.