All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 55 points (-0.3%) at 17,210 as of Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 426 issues advancing vs. 2,625 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include NorthStar Asset Management Group ( NSAM), down 7.2%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 5.7%, New Residential Investment ( NRZ), down 5.2%, Ally Financial ( ALLY), down 5.0% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 4.2%.

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 $0.68 (-1.6%) to $40.74 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.67-$41.43 after having opened the day at $40.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.41.

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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 $22.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 Prologis Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is down $0.23 (-0.9%) to $25.70 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.58-$26.09 after having opened the day at $25.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.93.

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General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) is down $2.78 (-1.6%) to $172.14 on average volume. Thus far, 369,823 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 755,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $172.00-$176.08 after having opened the day at $174.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $174.92.

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AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. AvalonBay Communities has a market cap of $23.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AvalonBay Communities a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AvalonBay Communities as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance 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 AvalonBay Communities 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).