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 100 points (0.7%) at 14,812 as of Monday, April 29, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,173 issues advancing vs. 733 declining with 124 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 1.8%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 1.8%, Duke Realty ( DRE), up 1.5%, Taubman Centers ( TCO), up 1.5% and CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 20.36, and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.39. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Boston Properties ( BXP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Boston Properties is up $1.17 (1.09) to $108.94 on light volume Thus far, 331,105 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.68-$109.05 after having opened the day at $107.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.77. Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Boston 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.