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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 131 points (-0.8%) at 17,380 as of Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 873 issues advancing vs. 2,159 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 2.1%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 1.6%, Kimco Realty ( KIM), down 1.1% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.0%.

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

3. Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings is up $0.58 (1.3%) to $46.12 on light volume. Thus far, 570,161 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.38-$46.13 after having opened the day at $45.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.54.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity 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 Realogy Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is up $0.45 (0.9%) to $48.66 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.39-$49.61 after having opened the day at $49.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.21.

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HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $22.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate HCP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ventas ( VTR) is up $1.99 (2.6%) to $79.78 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.15-$79.82 after having opened the day at $78.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.79.

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Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Ventas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels 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 Ventas 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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