All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 17,979 as of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,939 issues advancing vs. 992 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Public Storage ( PSA), down 2.2%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 1.1%, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 1.0% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 2.8%, Welltower ( HCN), up 1.2% and Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 0.8%.

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

3. Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management is down $0.32 (-0.9%) to $35.28 on light volume. Thus far, 345,318 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.27-$35.98 after having opened the day at $35.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.60.

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Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $33.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ally Financial ( ALLY) is down $0.36 (-1.9%) to $17.90 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Ally Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.90-$18.29 after having opened the day at $18.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.26.

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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 $8.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ally Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ally Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is down $0.11 (-0.7%) to $15.63 on average volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.55-$15.83 after having opened the day at $15.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.74.

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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 $11.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts 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).