Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 71 points (0.4%) at 17,316 as of Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,543 issues advancing vs. 1,341 declining with 209 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 2.1%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), up 1.9%, Spirit Realty Capital ( SRC), up 1.9%, HCP ( HCP), up 1.5% and Duke Realty ( DRE), up 1.4%.

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

3. Public Storage ( PSA) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Public Storage is up $2.21 (1.0%) to $228.47 on light volume. Thus far, 170,367 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 674,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $225.85-$228.59 after having opened the day at $226.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $226.26.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $39.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 22.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Public Storage a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Public Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Public Storage Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is up $0.92 (0.9%) to $97.30 on light volume. Thus far, 421,327 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 $96.00-$97.44 after having opened the day at $96.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.38.

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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 $41.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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, good cash flow from operations 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 American Tower Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Equinix ( EQIX) is up $1.57 (0.5%) to $292.64 on light volume. Thus far, 189,611 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 895,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $290.00-$293.00 after having opened the day at $290.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $291.07.

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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 28.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. 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).