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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 90 points (-0.6%) at 15,522 as of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 580 issues advancing vs. 2,389 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Equity Residential ( EQR), up 0.5%.

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

3. Vornado Realty ( VNO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty is up $0.63 (0.8%) to $84.25 on average volume. Thus far, 455,022 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.78-$84.39 after having opened the day at $84.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.62.

Vornado Realty Trust is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The trust engages in investment, ownership, and management of commercial real estate. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The trust primarily invests in office, industrial and retail properties. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Macerich Company ( MAC) is up $1.47 (2.4%) to $62.59 on average volume. Thus far, 914,617 shares of Macerich Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.16-$62.89 after having opened the day at $61.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.12.

The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich Company has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Macerich Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Macerich Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is up $0.23 (0.6%) to $38.42 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.02-$38.59 after having opened the day at $38.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.19.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Prologis 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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