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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 62 points (0.4%) at 16,880 as of Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,323 issues advancing vs. 662 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include

Hilltop Holdings

(

HTH

), up 2.8%,

Gazit-Globe

(

GZT

), up 2.5% and

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Plum Creek Timber

(

PCL

), down 3.9%,

Retail Properties of America Inc Class A

(

RPAI

), down 1.3%,

DDR

(

DDR

), down 1.0% and

Kimco Realty

(

KIM

), down 0.5%.

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

3.

CBRE Group

(

CBG

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CBRE Group is up $0.17 (0.6%) to $30.78 on light volume. Thus far, 501,035 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.60-$30.96 after having opened the day at $30.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.61.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CBRE Group

TheStreet Recommends

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

CBRE Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Zillow

(

Z

) is up $2.06 (1.9%) to $107.61 on light volume. Thus far, 487,344 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.72-$108.66 after having opened the day at $106.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.55.

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Zillow, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company owns and operates Zillow.com. Zillow has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 29.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Zillow

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that net income has been generally deteriorating over time. Get the full

Zillow Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

) is up $1.73 (1.0%) to $175.92 on average volume. Thus far, 737,657 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $174.12-$176.47 after having opened the day at $174.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $174.19.

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Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $53.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Simon Property Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Simon Property Group 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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