All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.2%) at 17,187 as of Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 594 issues advancing vs. 2,387 declining with 113 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 9.1%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 7.3%, Taubman Centers ( TCO), down 4.9%, Ally Financial ( ALLY), down 3.1% and HCP ( HCP), down 2.9%.

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

3. SL Green Realty ( SLG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty is down $1.91 (-2.0%) to $92.39 on light volume. Thus far, 249,542 shares of SL Green Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.25-$93.88 after having opened the day at $93.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.30.

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SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate SL Green Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full SL Green Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.32 (-1.9%) to $16.54 on average volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.37-$16.73 after having opened the day at $16.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.87.

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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 $12.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Welltower ( HCN) is down $1.28 (-1.9%) to $65.24 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Welltower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.76-$66.47 after having opened the day at $66.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.53.

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Welltower Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Welltower has a market cap of $23.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Welltower a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Welltower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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 Welltower 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).