All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 335 points (2.1%) at 16,206 as of Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,546 issues advancing vs. 534 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 2.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), up 5.6%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 4.1%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), up 3.5%, Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), up 2.6% and Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), up 1.9%.

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

3. American Campus Communities ( ACC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, American Campus Communities is down $0.60 (-1.7%) to $34.58 on average volume. Thus far, 713,369 shares of American Campus Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 958,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.33-$35.66 after having opened the day at $35.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.18.

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American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full American Campus Communities Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL) is down $0.52 (-1.3%) to $39.35 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 931,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.34-$40.42 after having opened the day at $40.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.87.

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Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Plum Creek Timber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.24 (-0.8%) to $27.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.93-$29.05 after having opened the day at $28.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.17.

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Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 21.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Weyerhaeuser 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).