All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 65 points (0.4%) at 17,698 as of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,906 issues advancing vs. 1,052 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include CIM Commercial ( CMCT), up 6.8%, CyrusOne ( CONE), up 2.2%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.9%, Sun Communities ( SUI), up 1.7% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Medical Properties ( MPW), down 2.3%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), down 1.1%, W.P. Carey ( WPC), down 0.8% and Welltower ( HCN), down 0.6%.

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

3. CBRE Group ( CBG) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CBRE Group is up $0.18 (0.6%) to $28.76 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of CBRE Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.66-$29.22 after having opened the day at $28.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.58.

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. It operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. CBRE Group has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CBRE Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, UDR ( UDR) is up $0.22 (0.6%) to $38.32 on light volume. Thus far, 337,104 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.04-$38.38 after having opened the day at $38.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.10.

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UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate UDR a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is up $0.32 (1.1%) to $29.58 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.34-$29.71 after having opened the day at $29.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.25.

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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 $25.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full General Growth Properties 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).