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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 97 points (0.5%) at 17,727 as of Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,089 issues advancing vs. 896 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Cousins Properties ( CUZ), up 3.5%, BioMed Realty ( BMR), up 3.5%, Strategic Hotels & Resorts ( BEE), up 1.6%, Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), up 1.6% and RLJ Lodging ( RLJ), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Gazit-Globe ( GZT), down 2.1%, Zillow Group ( Z), down 1.4%, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.3%, American Campus Communities ( ACC), down 1.3% and UDR ( UDR), down 0.5%.

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

3. Ally Financial ( ALLY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ally Financial is up $0.37 (1.6%) to $22.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Ally Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.54-$22.98 after having opened the day at $22.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.47.

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Ally Financial Inc. provides financial products and services primarily to automotive dealers and their customers in the United States. It offers dealer financial services, including a range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealers and retail customers. Ally Financial has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Ally Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ally Financial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Ally Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Realty Income ( O) is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $47.68 on average volume. Thus far, 717,555 shares of Realty Income exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.10-$47.68 after having opened the day at $47.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.42.

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Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. Realty Income has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Realty Income a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Realty Income Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is up $0.15 (0.5%) to $30.20 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.95-$30.20 after having opened the day at $30.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.05.

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Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 16.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Weyerhaeuser 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).