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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 9 points (0.1%) at 16,815 as of Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,104 issues advancing vs. 1,869 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Home Loan Servicing Solutions

(

HLSS

), down 2.7%,

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings

(

KW

), down 1.7% and

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

Digital Realty

(

DLR

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Digital Realty is up $0.64 (1.0%) to $66.94 on average volume. Thus far, 614,785 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.31-$67.01 after having opened the day at $66.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.30.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 35.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Digital Realty

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Digital Realty Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Public Storage

TheStreet Recommends

(

PSA

) is up $2.12 (1.2%) to $178.09 on average volume. Thus far, 261,200 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $175.52-$178.86 after having opened the day at $175.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $175.97.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $30.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Public Storage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Public Storage

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, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Public Storage Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

American Capital Agency

(

AGNC

) is up $0.15 (0.7%) to $23.17 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.92-$23.18 after having opened the day at $23.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.02.

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American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 19.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Capital Agency

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, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

American Capital Agency 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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