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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,209 as of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,413 issues advancing vs. 1,538 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Walter Investment Management ( WAC), down 10.3%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 9.7%, Realty Income ( O), down 2.1%, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 1.7% and Liberty Property ( LPT), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Marcus & Millichap ( MMI), up 4.2%, Gazit-Globe ( GZT), up 2.0% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.1%.

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

3. Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors is down $0.67 (-1.6%) to $40.19 on average volume. Thus far, 721,456 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.85-$40.92 after having opened the day at $40.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.86.

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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 $5.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.6% 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 2 rate 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is down $0.56 (-0.8%) to $65.61 on light volume. Thus far, 330,566 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.19-$66.33 after having opened the day at $66.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.17.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty ( KIM) is down $0.18 (-0.7%) to $26.27 on light volume. Thus far, 864,824 shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.00-$26.37 after having opened the day at $26.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.45.

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Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins 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 Kimco Realty 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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