All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 84 points (-0.5%) at 16,349 as of Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,029 issues advancing vs. 1,908 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include CIM Commercial ( CMCT), up 8.5%, Corrections Corp of America ( CXW), up 1.4%, Chimera Investment ( CIM), up 1.4% and BioMed Realty ( BMR), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 1.9%, VEREIT ( VER), down 1.2%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 1.2%, Spirit Realty Capital ( SRC), down 1.2% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.2%.

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

3. Realty Income ( O) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realty Income is up $0.23 (0.5%) to $45.31 on light volume. Thus far, 596,350 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 $45.02-$45.44 after having opened the day at $45.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.08.

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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 $10.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Realty Income a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. 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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2. As of noon trading, Digital Realty ( DLR) is up $0.78 (1.3%) to $62.49 on light volume. Thus far, 329,885 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.71-$62.65 after having opened the day at $62.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.71.

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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 $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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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1. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is up $0.23 (0.6%) to $36.32 on light volume. Thus far, 873,406 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.15-$36.43 after having opened the day at $36.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.09.

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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 $16.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate HCP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 HCP 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).