One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 27 points (-0.1%) at 18,429 as of Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,043 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

CBL & Associates Properties

(

CBL

), up 12.2%,

Essex Property

(

ESS

), up 5.8%,

Apartment Investment & Management

(

AIV

), up 4.7%,

Taubman Centers

(

TCO

), up 4.2% and

Camden Property

(

CPT

), up 4.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Equinix

(

EQIX

), up 1.4%.

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

3.

Prologis

(

PLD

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Prologis is up $0.77 (1.4%) to $54.40 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.53-$54.52 after having opened the day at $53.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.63.

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Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $27.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 24.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Prologis

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Prologis Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Welltower

(

HCN

) is up $1.53 (1.9%) to $79.90 on light volume. Thus far, 740,100 shares of Welltower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.51-$79.99 after having opened the day at $78.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.37.

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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 $27.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Welltower a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 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, solid stock price performance 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 up $2.84 (1.2%) to $241.46 on average volume. Thus far, 515,509 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 842,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $238.50-$243.94 after having opened the day at $238.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $238.62.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It invests in real estate markets of United States and Europe. The firm acquires, develops, owns, and operates self-storage facilities which offer storage spaces for lease on a month-to-month basis, for personal and business use. Public Storage has a market cap of $43.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Public Storage a buy, 3 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, increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. 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

).