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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 17,564 as of Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,528 issues advancing vs. 1,459 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include LendingTree ( TREE), up 39.8%, Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), up 4.9%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), up 0.7% and Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Alexander's ( ALX), down 7.7%, Ocwen Financial ( OCN), down 6.0%, Ryman Hospitality Properties ( RHP), down 5.5%, Zillow Group ( Z), down 2.6% and National Retail Properties ( NNN), down 1.4%.

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

3. Digital Realty ( DLR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Digital Realty is up $0.91 (1.4%) to $65.56 on average volume. Thus far, 709,795 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.35-$65.76 after having opened the day at $64.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.65.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. Digital Realty has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Digital Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is up $0.17 (0.6%) to $30.99 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 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 $30.80-$31.09 after having opened the day at $30.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.82.

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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 $15.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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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1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is up $0.99 (1.0%) to $96.35 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.76-$96.58 after having opened the day at $95.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.36.

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American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. American Tower has a market cap of $40.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Tower 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).