All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 70 points (0.4%) at 17,562 as of Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,588 issues advancing vs. 1,312 declining with 168 unchanged.

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

CIM Commercial

(

CMCT

), up 5.8%, and

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

HCP

(

HCP

), down 1.3%,

Welltower

(

HCN

), down 1.3%,

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), down 1.1%,

Kilroy Realty

(

KRC

), down 1.1% and

Camden Property

(

CPT

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment

(

PMT

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, PennyMac Mortgage Investment is up $0.56 (3.6%) to $15.95 on average volume. Thus far, 317,452 shares of PennyMac Mortgage Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 769,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.48-$15.99 after having opened the day at $15.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.39.

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PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, a specialty finance company, invests primarily in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Correspondent Production and Investment Activities. PennyMac Mortgage Investment has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 27.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate PennyMac Mortgage Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PennyMac Mortgage Investment

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Outfront Media

(

OUT

) is up $0.37 (1.7%) to $21.63 on light volume. Thus far, 99,020 shares of Outfront Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 659,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.20-$21.72 after having opened the day at $21.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.26.

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OUTFRONT Media Inc. provides advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Outfront Media has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 20.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Outfront Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Outfront Media

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Outfront Media Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

LendingTree

(

TREE

) is up $8.80 (9.5%) to $101.34 on heavy volume. Thus far, 427,912 shares of LendingTree exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 390,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.25-$102.89 after having opened the day at $96.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.54.

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LendingTree, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online loan marketplace for consumers seeking an array of loan types and other credit-based offerings in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Lending, Auto, Education, and Home Services. LendingTree has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 91.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate LendingTree a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LendingTree

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

LendingTree 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

).