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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 125 points (-0.7%) at 16,959 as of Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 982 issues advancing vs. 1,968 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include EPR Properties ( EPR), down 9.9%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 2.6%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 2.5%, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 1.2% and Simon Property Group ( SPG), down 0.9%.

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

3. Dupont Fabros Technology ( DFT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Dupont Fabros Technology is up $0.64 (2.3%) to $28.22 on average volume. Thus far, 402,681 shares of Dupont Fabros Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 573,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.32-$28.34 after having opened the day at $27.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.58.

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, operation, management, and lease of large-scale data center facilities in the United States. Dupont Fabros Technology has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Dupont Fabros Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dupont Fabros Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dupont Fabros Technology Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is up $0.27 (0.6%) to $44.82 on average volume. Thus far, 223,802 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 591,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.34-$44.92 after having opened the day at $44.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.55.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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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1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is up $0.15 (0.6%) to $23.60 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.42-$23.60 after having opened the day at $23.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.45.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. 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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