All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 90 points (-0.5%) at 16,426 as of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,117 issues advancing vs. 1,828 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Brixmor Property Group ( BRX), up 2.5%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.9%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), up 1.9%, Macerich ( MAC), up 1.7% and Public Storage ( PSA), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include NorthStar Asset Management Group ( NSAM), down 5.3%, and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 2.0%.

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

3. Prologis ( PLD) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Prologis is up $0.70 (1.7%) to $41.39 on light volume. Thus far, 859,530 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.82-$41.45 after having opened the day at $40.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.69.

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Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is up $0.75 (2.9%) to $26.51 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.72-$26.98 after having opened the day at $26.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.76.

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General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is up $3.52 (1.9%) to $189.06 on light volume. Thus far, 283,460 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $184.69-$189.30 after having opened the day at $185.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $185.54.

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Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $57.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Simon Property Group 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).