One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 16 points (0.1%) at 16,807 as of Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,056 issues advancing vs. 929 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Gazit-Globe ( GZT), up 4.2%, Diamondrock Hospitality ( DRH), up 2.4%, Sunstone Hotel Investors ( SHO), up 2.2%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 2.2% and Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Leju Holdings ( LEJU), down 4.1%, CIM Commercial ( CMCT), down 1.9% and Equinix ( EQIX), down 1.6%.

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

3. Vornado Realty ( VNO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty is up $0.49 (0.5%) to $93.37 on average volume. Thus far, 356,354 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 807,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.96-$93.99 after having opened the day at $93.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.88.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Macerich ( MAC) is up $0.44 (0.6%) to $79.02 on light volume. Thus far, 245,057 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 973,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.45-$79.50 after having opened the day at $78.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.58.

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The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Macerich Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is up $0.24 (0.9%) to $28.07 on light volume. Thus far, 786,325 shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.92-$28.22 after having opened the day at $27.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.83.

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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 $14.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 22.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, 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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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).