All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 70 points (-0.4%) at 17,662 as of Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 852 issues advancing vs. 2,103 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 0.8%, and Welltower ( HCN), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include LendingTree ( TREE), down 9.6%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 6.2%, Momo ( MOMO), down 4.5%, NorthStar Asset Management Group ( NSAM), down 4.1% and Ally Financial ( ALLY), down 3.0%.

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

3. Realty Income ( O) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realty Income is up $0.37 (0.6%) to $64.49 on average volume. Thus far, 771,444 shares of Realty Income exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.80-$64.62 after having opened the day at $64.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.12.

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Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 24.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Realty Income a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Equity Residential ( EQR) is up $0.53 (0.8%) to $64.77 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Equity Residential exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.04-$64.90 after having opened the day at $64.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.24.

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Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. Equity Residential has a market cap of $23.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Equity Residential a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Residential as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Equity Residential Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.20 (1.3%) to $15.58 on light volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.32-$15.59 after having opened the day at $15.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.38.

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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 $11.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who 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).