Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 97 points (0.7%) at 14,670 as of Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,756 issues advancing vs. 1,114 declining with 151 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Liberty Property ( LRY), up 2.0%, DDR ( DDR), up 1.9%, Boston Properties ( BXP), up 1.6%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.1% and Prologis ( PLD), up 0.9%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 4. W. P. Carey ( WPC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, W. P. Carey is down $0.54 (-0.8%) to $66.70 on average volume Thus far, 108,439 shares of W. P. Carey exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 261,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.64-$67.48 after having opened the day at $67.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.24. W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. W. P. Carey has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates W. P. Carey a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates W. P. Carey as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full W. P. Carey Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.