All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 17,562 as of Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 892 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Momo ( MOMO), down 4.6%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 3.2%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 3.0%, Outfront Media ( OUT), down 2.5% and Zillow Group ( ZG), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the industry include WP Glimcher ( WPG), up 3.7%, Healthcare Realty ( HR), up 1.4%, Public Storage ( PSA), up 0.9%, National Retail Properties ( NNN), up 0.9% and Essex Property ( ESS), up 0.6%.

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

3. Ally Financial ( ALLY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ally Financial is down $0.14 (-0.8%) to $18.23 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Ally Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.92-$18.56 after having opened the day at $18.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.37.

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Ally Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides a range of financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their retail customers in the United States. Ally Financial has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Ally Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ally Financial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Ally Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kimco Realty ( KIM) is down $0.16 (-0.6%) to $27.84 on light volume. Thus far, 783,164 shares of Kimco Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.76-$28.03 after having opened the day at $27.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.00.

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Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Federal Realty Investment ( FRT) is down $1.02 (-0.7%) to $152.70 on light volume. Thus far, 154,549 shares of Federal Realty Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $152.13-$154.04 after having opened the day at $153.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $153.72.

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Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. Federal Realty Investment has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Federal Realty Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Federal Realty Investment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 Federal Realty Investment 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).