One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 17,644 as of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,396 issues advancing vs. 1,484 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.4%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.3% and Icahn ( IEP), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow Group ( ZG), up 4.7%, CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL), up 3.0%, Medical Properties ( MPW), up 2.4%, CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.7% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.4%.

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

3. Vornado Realty ( VNO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty is down $0.48 (-0.5%) to $92.19 on light volume. Thus far, 187,376 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.94-$92.86 after having opened the day at $92.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.67.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is down $0.65 (-0.5%) to $125.30 on average volume. Thus far, 322,956 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 838,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.90-$126.51 after having opened the day at $125.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.95.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.27 (-0.8%) to $32.16 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.71-$32.30 after having opened the day at $32.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.43.

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HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates HCP a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full HCP 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).