Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 28 points (0.2%) at 17,783 as of Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,543 issues advancing vs. 1,349 declining with 225 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Leju Holdings ( LEJU), up 7.0%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 2.0% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Essex Property ( ESS), down 3.6%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), down 3.0%, Camden Property ( CPT), down 2.8%, Mid-America Apartment Communities ( MAA), down 2.5% and Ventas ( VTR), down 2.1%.

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

3. Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser is up $0.17 (0.6%) to $29.34 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.07-$29.66 after having opened the day at $29.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.17.

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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 $14.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 18.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is up $2.69 (2.2%) to $125.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 848,424 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 901,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.20-$126.71 after having opened the day at $121.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.78.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Equinix ( EQIX) is up $1.91 (0.7%) to $294.82 on light volume. Thus far, 266,340 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 878,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $291.00-$295.67 after having opened the day at $293.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $292.91.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 29.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equinix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Equinix 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).