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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 73 points (0.4%) at 18,111 as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,816 issues advancing vs. 1,128 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Home Loan Servicing Solutions

(

HLSS

), up 19.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), down 2.3%,

American Capital Agency

(

AGNC

), down 1.6%,

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

), down 1.0%,

Brixmor Property Group

(

BRX

), down 1.0% and

Annaly Capital Management

(

NLY

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

Plum Creek Timber

(

PCL

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Plum Creek Timber is up $0.88 (2.1%) to $43.24 on average volume. Thus far, 644,730 shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 961,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.06-$43.31 after having opened the day at $42.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.35.

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Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Plum Creek Timber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Plum Creek Timber

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Jones Lang LaSalle

(

JLL

) is up $4.44 (2.7%) to $170.49 on heavy volume. Thus far, 320,883 shares of Jones Lang LaSalle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 291,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $170.25-$174.83 after having opened the day at $171.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $166.05.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a financial and professional services company, provides commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. Jones Lang LaSalle has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Jones Lang LaSalle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Jones Lang LaSalle

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, 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

Jones Lang LaSalle Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

) is up $0.26 (0.7%) to $38.62 on average volume. Thus far, 636,616 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.24-$38.73 after having opened the day at $38.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.36.

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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 $12.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.4% 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

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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

CBRE 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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