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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 4.2%, Pebblebrook Hotel ( PEB), up 4.2%, Gazit-Globe ( GZT), up 2.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.0% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Starwood Property ( STWD), down 4.1%, W. P. Carey ( WPC), down 2.6%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), down 1.4%, Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 0.8% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. CoStar Group ( CSGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CoStar Group is up $1.86 (1.1%) to $163.05 on light volume. Thus far, 25,290 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 118,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $161.38-$164.15 after having opened the day at $161.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $161.19.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 80.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group as a buy. 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO) is up $0.46 (1.7%) to $28.04 on heavy volume. Thus far, 832,257 shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 749,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.57-$28.15 after having opened the day at $27.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.58.

RF Rev 0/$450 Sr Unsecured 0/$25 Unsecured. LaSalle Hotel Properties has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate LaSalle Hotel Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LaSalle Hotel Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LaSalle Hotel Properties Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is up $0.45 (1.3%) to $36.03 on light volume. Thus far, 252,110 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 755,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.72-$36.18 after having opened the day at $35.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.58.

Brookfield's restructuring operation invests in and provides strategic assistance to companies experiencing financial or operational difficulty. Tricap Partners Ltd. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is up $1.09 (2.1%) to $53.66 on average volume. Thus far, 407,989 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 850,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.20-$54.36 after having opened the day at $53.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.57.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 69.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is up $0.14 (0.6%) to $23.38 on light volume. Thus far, 526,220 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.24-$23.47 after having opened the day at $23.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.24.

CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company. The company's segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services. CBRE Group has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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