All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 96 points (0.6%) at 16,145 as of Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,082 issues advancing vs. 923 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Healthcare Realty ( HR), up 2.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 3.5%, NorthStar Asset Management Group ( NSAM), up 3.1%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.0%, Essex Property ( ESS), up 1.0% and Equity Residential ( EQR), up 0.9%.

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

3. SL Green Realty ( SLG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty is down $0.90 (-0.8%) to $108.05 on average volume. Thus far, 242,124 shares of SL Green Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 636,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.86-$110.18 after having opened the day at $110.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.95.

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SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate SL Green Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full SL Green Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $0.46 (-0.5%) to $90.17 on average volume. Thus far, 319,010 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 806,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.84-$91.56 after having opened the day at $91.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.63.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 23.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Macerich ( MAC) is down $0.51 (-0.7%) to $76.16 on light volume. Thus far, 267,638 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 963,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.88-$77.45 after having opened the day at $77.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.67.

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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 $12.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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