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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 72 points (0.4%) at 16,750 as of Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,295 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings

(

NSM

), up 1.9%, and

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

St Joe

(

JOE

), down 3.0%,

American Campus Communities

(

ACC

), down 1.4%,

UDR

(

UDR

), down 1.3%,

Camden Property

(

CPT

), down 1.1% and

Extra Space Storage

(

EXR

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Property Partners is up $0.23 (1.1%) to $22.13 on average volume. Thus far, 152,610 shares of Brookfield Property Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 313,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.90-$22.30 after having opened the day at $22.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.90.

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Brookfield Property Partners L.P. owns, operates, and invests in commercial properties in North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil. Brookfield Property Partners has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Brookfield Property Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Brookfield Property Partners

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full

Brookfield Property Partners Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Howard Hughes

(

HHC

) is up $3.25 (2.3%) to $143.76 on average volume. Thus far, 50,272 shares of Howard Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 105,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $140.81-$144.10 after having opened the day at $140.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $140.51.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, develops, and manages commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate properties in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Master Planned Communities, Operating Assets, and Strategic Developments. Howard Hughes has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Howard Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Howard Hughes

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full

Howard Hughes Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Weingarten Realty Investors

(

WRI

) is up $0.30 (0.8%) to $34.86 on average volume. Thus far, 428,940 shares of Weingarten Realty Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 627,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.50-$35.29 after having opened the day at $34.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.56.

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Weingarten Realty Investors is a publically owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. The firm engages in ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment. Weingarten Realty Investors has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 26.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Weingarten Realty Investors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Weingarten Realty Investors

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Weingarten Realty Investors 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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