Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,376 as of Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,270 issues advancing vs. 1,648 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ally Financial ( ALLY), down 2.4%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 2.1%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.4%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.3% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include CubeSmart ( CUBE), up 5.1%, Equity Commonwealth ( EQC), up 3.6%, Equinix ( EQIX), up 3.6%, Public Storage ( PSA), up 2.5% and Welltower ( HCN), up 1.9%.

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

3. GEO Group ( GEO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, GEO Group is down $1.86 (-6.3%) to $27.56 on average volume. Thus far, 322,861 shares of GEO Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 550,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.18-$29.36 after having opened the day at $29.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.42.

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The GEO Group, Inc. provides government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention, and re-entry facilities, and the provision of community based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. GEO Group has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate GEO Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GEO Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full GEO Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL) is down $2.27 (-2.2%) to $100.35 on average volume. Thus far, 195,851 shares of Jones Lang LaSalle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 367,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.66-$102.21 after having opened the day at $101.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.62.

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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 $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 35.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Jones Lang LaSalle Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Spirit Realty Capital ( SRC) is down $0.20 (-1.8%) to $10.91 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Spirit Realty Capital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.89-$11.09 after having opened the day at $11.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.11.

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Spirit Realty Capital, Inc is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Spirit Realty Capital has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Spirit Realty Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spirit Realty Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Spirit Realty Capital 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).