All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 17,053 as of Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,356 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Taubman Centers

(

TCO

), down 1.6%,

Ally Financial

(

ALLY

), down 1.5%,

Public Storage

(

PSA

), down 1.3%,

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

(

ARE

), down 1.1% and

General Growth Properties

(

GGP

), down 1.1%.

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

3.

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Property Partners is up $0.34 (1.5%) to $22.36 on light volume. Thus far, 29,744 shares of Brookfield Property Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 206,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.11-$22.45 after having opened the day at $22.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.02.

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Brookfield Property Partners L.P. owns, operates, and invests in commercial properties in North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil. Brookfield Property Partners has a market cap of $5.8 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 is 1 analyst who rates Brookfield Property Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Brookfield Property Partners

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Brookfield Property Partners Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Icahn

(

IEP

) is up $1.22 (1.6%) to $78.64 on average volume. Thus far, 54,027 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 107,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.81-$79.89 after having opened the day at $78.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.42.

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Icahn Enterprises L.P., through its subsidiaries, operates in investment, automotive, energy, metals, railcar, gaming, food packaging, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States, Germany, and Internationally. Its Investment segment operates various private investment funds. Icahn has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector. Shares are down 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Icahn

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

) is up $0.25 (0.8%) to $33.35 on light volume. Thus far, 601,806 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.03-$33.61 after having opened the day at $33.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.10.

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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 $31.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates 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 revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Brookfield Asset Management 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

).