3 Stocks Pushing The Real Estate Industry Lower

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 16,147 as of Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,481 issues advancing vs. 1,444 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CBRE Group ( CBG), down 2.3%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.6%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 1.2%, Equinix ( EQIX), down 1.1% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include VEREIT ( VER), up 2.6%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 2.4%, UDR ( UDR), up 2.4%, HCP ( HCP), up 2.2% and Ventas ( VTR), up 1.7%.

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

3. Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Jones Lang LaSalle is down $12.96 (-9.6%) to $121.44 on heavy volume. Thus far, 448,282 shares of Jones Lang LaSalle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 292,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.00-$132.60 after having opened the day at $130.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $134.40.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a financial and professional services company, provides commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. Jones Lang LaSalle has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Jones Lang LaSalle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jones Lang LaSalle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Jones Lang LaSalle Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kilroy Realty ( KRC) is down $1.06 (-1.9%) to $53.64 on light volume. Thus far, 200,224 shares of Kilroy Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 731,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.33-$55.03 after having opened the day at $54.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.70.

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Kilroy Realty Corporation is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, development, and management of properties. It invests in the real estate markets of Southern California. Kilroy Realty has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Kilroy Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kilroy Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kilroy Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is down $0.62 (-1.9%) to $31.23 on average volume. Thus far, 975,769 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.59-$32.00 after having opened the day at $31.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.85.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Realogy Holdings 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).