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 One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 14,544 as of Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,423 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 125 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.12 versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 1.41, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 0.84, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 0.73, SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG), down 0.91 and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 0.62. Top gainers within the industry include Newcastle Investment Corporation ( NCT), up 2.3%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), up 1.8%, KKR Financial Holdings ( KFN), up 2.3% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), up 0.6%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. General Growth Properties ( GGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties is down $0.11 (-0.5%) to $21.42 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.26-$21.57 after having opened the day at $21.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.53. General Growth Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Other, and Master Planned Communities. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full General Growth Properties 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.