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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,752 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 3.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.3%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 0.9% and Ally Financial ( ALLY), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Taubman Centers ( TCO), up 6.5%, Macerich ( MAC), up 1.8%, Camden Property ( CPT), up 1.7%, UDR ( UDR), up 1.6% and Essex Property ( ESS), up 1.5%.

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

3. Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions is down $5.36 (-13.8%) to $33.54 on heavy volume. Thus far, 571,947 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 476,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.12-$38.70 after having opened the day at $38.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.90.

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Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. operates as a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage, and consumer debt industries in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $728.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Ocwen Financial ( OCN) is down $3.68 (-31.3%) to $8.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 12.5 million shares of Ocwen Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.98-$10.22 after having opened the day at $9.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.76.

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Ocwen Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company, engages in servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States. Ocwen Financial has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ocwen Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ocwen Financial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Ocwen Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is down $3.76 (-7.6%) to $45.73 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 869,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.36-$48.08 after having opened the day at $47.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.49.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Realogy Holdings 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).