Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Momo ( MOMO), up 3.2%, Ally Financial ( ALLY), up 1.4%, Equinix ( EQIX), up 0.9%, Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 0.8% and HCP ( HCP), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include New York REIT ( NYRT), down 7.0%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 2.0%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 1.8%, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.0% and American Tower ( AMT), down 1.0%.

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

3. GEO Group ( GEO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, GEO Group is up $0.81 (2.5%) to $33.22 on light volume. Thus far, 160,887 shares of GEO Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 490,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.40-$33.27 after having opened the day at $32.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.41.

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The GEO Group, Inc. provides government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention, and re-entry facilities, and the provision of community based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. GEO Group has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate GEO Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GEO Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full GEO Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Homes 4 Rent ( AMH) is up $0.21 (1.1%) to $18.50 on average volume. Thus far, 846,716 shares of American Homes 4 Rent exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.22-$18.55 after having opened the day at $18.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.29.

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American Homes 4 Rent is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, renovation, leasing, and operating single-family home rental properties in the United States. American Homes 4 Rent was founded in 2012 and is based in Malibu, California. American Homes 4 Rent has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate American Homes 4 Rent a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Homes 4 Rent as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full American Homes 4 Rent Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) is up $0.46 (1.4%) to $32.51 on average volume. Thus far, 782,176 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.07-$32.58 after having opened the day at $32.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.05.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. provides real estate and relocation services worldwide. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Realogy Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Realogy Holdings 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).