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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 283 points (1.6%) at 17,868 as of Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,377 issues advancing vs. 647 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Realty Income ( O), down 2.7%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.5%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 1.2%, Ventas ( VTR), down 0.9% and Macerich ( MAC), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Diamondrock Hospitality ( DRH), up 2.5%, RLJ Lodging ( RLJ), up 2.1%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 1.7%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.4% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.8%.

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

3. Federal Realty Investment ( FRT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Federal Realty Investment is down $0.79 (-0.6%) to $141.51 on average volume. Thus far, 188,440 shares of Federal Realty Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 365,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.10-$142.94 after having opened the day at $142.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $142.30.

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Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. Federal Realty Investment has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Federal Realty Investment a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Federal Realty Investment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Federal Realty Investment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is down $0.75 (-1.8%) to $42.09 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.90-$43.18 after having opened the day at $43.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.84.

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Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment firm. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It invests in healthcare facilities, primarily in long-term healthcare facilities in order to create its portfolio. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, National Retail Properties ( NNN) is down $0.71 (-1.7%) to $41.57 on average volume. Thus far, 784,479 shares of National Retail Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.30-$42.08 after having opened the day at $41.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.28.

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National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. National Retail Properties has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate National Retail Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Retail Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full National Retail Properties 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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