All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.2%) at 17,874 as of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,080 issues advancing vs. 1,836 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include HFF ( HF), down 11.8%, Zillow Group ( ZG), down 5.9%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 5.0%, Apartment Investment & Management Company ( AIV), down 4.1% and New Residential Investment ( NRZ), down 2.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Walker & Dunlop ( WD), up 11.3%, Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR), up 2.4%, Forest City ( FCE.A), up 1.8%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), up 1.3% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 0.5%.

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

3. Prologis ( PLD) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Prologis is down $0.23 (-0.5%) to $43.02 on light volume. Thus far, 526,065 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.96-$43.49 after having opened the day at $43.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.25.

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Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.49 (-1.3%) to $36.24 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.03-$36.75 after having opened the day at $36.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.73.

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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 $17.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Equinix ( EQIX) is down $2.14 (-0.7%) to $297.17 on light volume. Thus far, 189,522 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 917,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $296.57-$302.32 after having opened the day at $299.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $299.31.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 32.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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