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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 61 points (-0.3%) at 17,367 as of Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,250 issues advancing vs. 1,743 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Rouse Properties ( RSE), down 6.2%, E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 5.2%, St Joe ( JOE), down 4.2%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 2.6% and Alexander & Baldwin ( ALEX), down 2.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Ocwen Financial ( OCN), up 16.0%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 4.1%, Chimera Investment ( CIM), up 0.9%, Realty Income ( O), up 0.8% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), up 0.7%.

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

3. Regency Centers ( REG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Regency Centers is down $0.94 (-1.4%) to $68.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Regency Centers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 602,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.44-$68.50 after having opened the day at $67.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.13.

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Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. Regency Centers has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Regency Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regency Centers 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 expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Regency Centers Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Starwood Property ( STWD) is down $0.17 (-0.7%) to $23.69 on light volume. Thus far, 578,070 shares of Starwood Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.62-$23.90 after having opened the day at $23.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.86.

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States and Europe. Starwood Property has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Starwood Property Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Macerich ( MAC) is down $0.61 (-0.7%) to $88.74 on average volume. Thus far, 601,336 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.57-$89.55 after having opened the day at $89.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.35.

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The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Macerich 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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