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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,730 as of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,462 issues advancing vs. 1,508 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Welltower

(

HCN

), up 0.6%, and

HCP

(

HCP

), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Prologis

(

TheStreet Recommends

PLD

), down 1.9%,

Realogy Holdings

(

RLGY

), down 1.8%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), down 1.7%,

UDR

(

UDR

), down 1.2% and

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

), down 1.1%.

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

3.

American Homes 4 Rent

(

AMH

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, American Homes 4 Rent is up $0.22 (1.3%) to $16.87 on average volume. Thus far, 635,000 shares of American Homes 4 Rent exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.63-$16.96 after having opened the day at $16.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.65.

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American Homes 4 Rent is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, renovation, leasing, and operating single-family home rental properties in the United States. American Homes 4 Rent was founded in 2012 and is based in Malibu, California. American Homes 4 Rent has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate American Homes 4 Rent a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Homes 4 Rent

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth 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

American Homes 4 Rent Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

New Residential Investment

(

NRZ

) is up $0.19 (1.5%) to $12.60 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of New Residential Investment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.40-$12.71 after having opened the day at $12.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.41.

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New Residential Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust (REIT), focuses on investing in and managing residential mortgage related assets. It operates through Servicing Related Assets, Residential Securities and Loans, and Other Investments segments. New Residential Investment has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate New Residential Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

New Residential Investment

as a

sell

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

New Residential Investment Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Duke Realty

(

DRE

) is up $0.18 (0.9%) to $20.55 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Duke Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.34-$20.64 after having opened the day at $20.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.37.

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Duke Realty Corporation is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It offers a single point of responsibility for all aspects of a project, including leasing, asset management, construction and development. Duke Realty has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Duke Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Duke Realty

as a

buy

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

Duke Realty 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

).