One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 17,825 as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,660 issues advancing vs. 1,252 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO), up 1.8%, UDR ( UDR), up 1.1%, CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.0%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 0.9% and CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Homes 4 Rent ( AMH), down 1.3%, and Brookfield Property Partners ( BPY), down 0.9%.

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 $2.19 (0.9%) to $240.02 on light volume. Thus far, 170,181 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 646,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $238.00-$240.74 after having opened the day at $238.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $237.83.

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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 $41.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 28.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.16 (1.0%) to $16.40 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.25-$16.52 after having opened the day at $16.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.24.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 31.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a hold. 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. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Equinix ( EQIX) is up $2.76 (0.9%) to $295.98 on light volume. Thus far, 144,954 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 936,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $292.14-$296.30 after having opened the day at $293.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $293.21.

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Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. Equinix has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 29.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 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).