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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,839 as of Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,709 issues advancing vs. 1,282 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Zillow

(

Z

), up 2.6%,

Northstar Realty Finance

(

NRF

), up 1.6%,

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings

(

NSM

), up 1.1%,

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), up 0.8% and

Federal Realty Investment

(

FRT

), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), down 2.1%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), down 0.6% and

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

), down 0.5%.

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

3.

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management is up $0.32 (0.7%) to $43.29 on light volume. Thus far, 199,147 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 603,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.76-$43.34 after having opened the day at $42.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.97.

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 $26.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Apartment Investment & Management Company

(

AIV

) is up $0.23 (0.7%) to $32.32 on light volume. Thus far, 198,166 shares of Apartment Investment & Management Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.04-$32.33 after having opened the day at $32.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.09.

Apartment Investment and Management Company is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, management, and redevelopment of apartment properties. It invests in real estate markets of United States. The firm primarily invests in apartment properties. Apartment Investment & Management Company has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 23.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Apartment Investment & Management Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Apartment Investment & Management Company

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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Apartment Investment & Management Company Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

UDR

(

UDR

) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $28.42 on average volume. Thus far, 612,747 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.23-$28.50 after having opened the day at $28.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.20.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 20.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

UDR

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

UDR 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

).

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