All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 91 points (-0.6%) at 16,239 as of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,111 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include BioMed Realty ( BMR), up 14.5%, Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE), up 2.8%, Douglas Emmett ( DEI), up 1.3%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 0.6% and Prologis ( PLD), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Icahn ( IEP), down 1.7%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.1% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.8%.

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

3. CBRE Group ( CBG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CBRE Group is up $0.19 (0.6%) to $33.10 on light volume. Thus far, 605,750 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.84-$33.22 after having opened the day at $33.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.91.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.8. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is up $0.17 (0.9%) to $19.63 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.48-$19.66 after having opened the day at $19.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.46.

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American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate American Capital Agency a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is up $0.19 (0.5%) to $38.49 on light volume. Thus far, 888,714 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.25-$38.63 after having opened the day at $38.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.30.

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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 $17.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.8. Shares are down 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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).