All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 186 points (1.1%) at 16,337 as of Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,454 issues advancing vs. 1,529 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include New Residential Investment ( NRZ), down 3.8%, Blackstone Mortgage ( BXMT), down 3.2%, Icahn ( IEP), down 3.1%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 2.3% and Prologis ( PLD), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the industry include LendingTree ( TREE), up 13.6%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 3.5%, EPR Properties ( EPR), up 1.7%, Boston Properties ( BXP), up 1.6% and Realty Income ( O), up 1.1%.

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

3. Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Omega Healthcare Investors is down $0.39 (-1.2%) to $33.23 on light volume. Thus far, 435,028 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.12-$33.94 after having opened the day at $33.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.62.

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Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment firm. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It invests in healthcare facilities, primarily in long-term healthcare facilities in order to create its portfolio. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Omega Healthcare Investors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Macerich ( MAC) is down $0.40 (-0.5%) to $77.73 on light volume. Thus far, 342,994 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.30-$78.85 after having opened the day at $78.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.13.

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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 $12.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Macerich Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Equinix ( EQIX) is down $1.92 (-0.6%) to $303.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 724,592 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 835,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $297.29-$306.29 after having opened the day at $306.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $305.58.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equinix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and deteriorating 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).