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 115 points (0.8%) at 14,816 as of Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,190 issues advancing vs. 733 declining with 109 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Newcastle Investment Corporation ( NCT), up 5.2%, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), up 3.6%, Kimco Realty ( KIM), up 2.1%, National Retail Properties ( NNN), up 1.8% and Starwood Property ( STWD), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 2.15, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.51, Digital Realty ( DLR), down 1.01, Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.65 and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 0.58. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Realty Income Corporation ( O) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Realty Income Corporation is up $0.45 (0.89) to $51.06 on light volume Thus far, 400,605 shares of Realty Income Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.61-$51.24 after having opened the day at $50.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.61. Realty Income Corporation engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial retail real estate properties in the United States. The company leases its retail properties primarily to regional and national retail chain store operators. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Realty Income Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Realty Income Corporation 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.