All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 51 points (0.3%) at 17,858 as of Monday, June 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,960 issues advancing vs. 999 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mid-America Apartment Communities ( MAA), down 2.9%, Equity Lifestyle Properties ( ELS), down 2.7%, CubeSmart ( CUBE), down 2.6%, Apartment Investment & Management ( AIV), down 2.6% and American Campus Communities ( ACC), down 2.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Ally Financial ( ALLY), up 2.1%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.9% and Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.0%.

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

3. HCP ( HCP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, HCP is down $0.47 (-1.4%) to $33.10 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.10-$33.75 after having opened the day at $33.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.57.

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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 $15.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Welltower ( HCN) is down $1.67 (-2.3%) to $69.65 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Welltower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.65-$71.40 after having opened the day at $71.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.32.

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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 $24.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 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 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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1. As of noon trading, Public Storage ( PSA) is down $3.21 (-1.2%) to $257.05 on average volume. Thus far, 333,557 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 727,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $256.31-$262.74 after having opened the day at $260.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $260.26.

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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 $44.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 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, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Public Storage 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).