One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,694 as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,950 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Apollo Residential Mortgage ( AMTG), up 25.1%, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings ( KW), up 11.6%, Redwood ( RWT), up 11.4%, Icahn ( IEP), up 7.1% and Ally Financial ( ALLY), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance ( ARI), down 5.7%, Digital Realty ( DLR), down 3.7%, STORE Capital ( STOR), down 2.6%, Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.7% and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 0.7%.

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

3. Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brookfield Asset Management is up $0.31 (1.0%) to $31.24 on light volume. Thus far, 363,077 shares of Brookfield Asset Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.76-$31.38 after having opened the day at $31.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.93.

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Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries the firm invests in the property, power, and infrastructure sectors. Brookfield Asset Management has a market cap of $29.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Brookfield Asset Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brookfield Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Brookfield Asset Management Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CBRE Group ( CBG) is up $0.60 (2.3%) to $26.31 on light volume. Thus far, 717,239 shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.81-$26.36 after having opened the day at $25.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.71.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 25.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate CBRE Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBRE Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Macerich ( MAC) is up $0.54 (0.7%) to $80.44 on average volume. Thus far, 698,255 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.58-$80.88 after having opened the day at $79.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.90.

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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 $11.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Macerich 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).