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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,388 as of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 2:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,085 issues advancing vs. 1,951 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI), down 9.7%, Icahn ( IEP), down 3.1%, Healthcare Trust of America ( HTA), down 3.5%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.4% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.7%.

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

3. Campus Crest Communities ( CCG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Campus Crest Communities is up $1.03 (16.3%) to $7.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Campus Crest Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 985,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.00-$7.69 after having opened the day at $6.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.33.

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Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, development, building, and management of student housing properties under the Grove brand name in the United States. Campus Crest Communities has a market cap of $411.0 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 32.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Campus Crest Communities a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Campus Crest Communities as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Campus Crest Communities Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mack-Cali Realty ( CLI) is up $1.20 (6.5%) to $19.79 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Mack-Cali Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 636,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.98-$19.84 after having opened the day at $19.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.59.

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Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the leasing, management, acquisition, development, and construction of commercial real estate properties in the United States. Mack-Cali Realty has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Mack-Cali Realty a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mack-Cali Realty as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mack-Cali Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) is up $0.88 (2.5%) to $36.59 on heavy volume. Thus far, 429,999 shares of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 487,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.45-$36.90 after having opened the day at $35.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.71.

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. provides residential mortgage loan services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Servicing and Originations. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Nationstar Mortgage Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nationstar Mortgage Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nationstar Mortgage Holdings 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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