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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 60 points (0.3%) at 18,009 as of Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 217 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Associated Estates Realty

(

AEC

), up 16.4%,

Post Properties

(

PPS

), up 1.8%,

Equity Lifestyle Properties

(

ELS

), up 1.5%,

Essex Property

(

ESS

), up 1.0% and

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

HCP

(

HCP

), down 1.7%,

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

), down 1.3%,

Liberty Property

(

LPT

), down 1.0% and

Prologis

(

PLD

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Camden Property

(

CPT

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Camden Property is up $0.76 (1.0%) to $77.51 on light volume. Thus far, 194,250 shares of Camden Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 707,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.64-$77.95 after having opened the day at $76.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.75.

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Camden Property Trust is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, management, and disposition of multifamily residential apartment communities. Camden Property has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Camden Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Camden Property

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Camden Property Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Realogy Holdings

(

RLGY

) is up $0.51 (1.1%) to $46.71 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.03-$47.18 after having opened the day at $46.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.20.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Realogy Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Realogy Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

UDR

(

UDR

) is up $0.52 (1.6%) to $33.25 on average volume. Thus far, 684,550 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.73-$33.40 after having opened the day at $32.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.73.

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UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

UDR

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

UDR 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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