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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 2 points (0.0%) at 17,750 as of Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,461 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Hilltop Holdings ( HTH), down 4.6%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 2.5%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.9%, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 1.0% and Prologis ( PLD), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 2.8%, Sun Communities ( SUI), up 2.7% and Equity One ( EQY), up 2.4%.

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

3. Boston Properties ( BXP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Boston Properties is down $2.73 (-2.2%) to $123.59 on average volume. Thus far, 472,437 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 779,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.58-$127.15 after having opened the day at $126.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.32.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.45 (-1.2%) to $38.31 on light volume. Thus far, 845,151 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.30-$38.81 after having opened the day at $38.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.76.

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HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $1.15 (-1.2%) to $95.17 on light volume. Thus far, 699,316 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.08-$96.04 after having opened the day at $95.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.32.

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American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. American Tower has a market cap of $40.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full American Tower 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).