One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 36 points (-0.2%) at 15,908 as of Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,930 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 3.6%, Essex Property ( ESS), down 2.0%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 1.6%, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.0% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Brookfield Asset Management Inc Class A ( BAM), up 2.1%, VEREIT ( VER), up 1.9%, Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 0.9% and Public Storage ( PSA), up 0.8%.

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

3. Ally Financial ( ALLY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ally Financial is down $0.82 (-5.2%) to $15.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Ally Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.95-$16.15 after having opened the day at $16.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.92.

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Ally Financial Inc. provides financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. Ally Financial has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Ally Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ally Financial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Ally Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.13 (-0.5%) to $24.39 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.30-$24.91 after having opened the day at $24.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.52.

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Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels 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 Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB) is down $1.15 (-0.7%) to $174.44 on light volume. Thus far, 240,447 shares of AvalonBay Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 827,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $174.26-$176.06 after having opened the day at $174.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $175.59.

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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 $24.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 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).