One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,606 as of Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,702 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Gramercy Property ( GPT), down 2.7%, Spirit Realty Capital ( SRC), down 2.2%, Digital Realty ( DLR), down 2.1%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.9% and Forest City Realty ( FCE.A), down 1.8%.

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

3. Public Storage ( PSA) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Public Storage is down $3.22 (-1.2%) to $266.22 on average volume. Thus far, 335,813 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 817,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $265.60-$271.00 after having opened the day at $267.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $269.45.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $46.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Public Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Public Storage Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $0.54 (-0.5%) to $99.97 on light volume. Thus far, 762,745 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.76-$100.66 after having opened the day at $100.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.51.

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American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. American Tower has a market cap of $43.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Tower Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is down $2.05 (-1.0%) to $202.91 on light volume. Thus far, 392,688 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $202.90-$205.78 after having opened the day at $205.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $204.96.

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Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $64.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Simon Property Group 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).