All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 111 points (0.7%) at 16,099 as of Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,492 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), down 4.6%, and RLJ Lodging ( RLJ), down 4.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Rouse Properties ( RSE), up 30.7%, Healthcare Trust of America ( HTA), up 3.6%, Regency Centers ( REG), up 1.9%, Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 1.7% and Brixmor Property Group ( BRX), up 1.6%.

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

3. Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts is down $0.13 (-1.0%) to $13.03 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.90-$13.50 after having opened the day at $13.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.16.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is down $0.51 (-1.9%) to $26.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.26-$27.20 after having opened the day at $26.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.03.

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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 $22.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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, Equinix ( EQIX) is down $9.46 (-3.1%) to $293.73 on average volume. Thus far, 552,959 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 892,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $290.68-$308.94 after having opened the day at $308.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $303.19.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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).