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 159 points (1.1%) at 15,200 as of Friday, June 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,044 issues advancing vs. 871 declining with 122 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.40 versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 2.67, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 2.04, Camden Property ( CPT), down 1.82, American Campus Communities ( ACC), down 1.72 and Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 1.50. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. Senior Housing Properties ( SNH) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Senior Housing Properties is down $0.60 (-2.2%) to $26.40 on average volume Thus far, 715,076 shares of Senior Housing Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.38-$27.02 after having opened the day at $27.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.00. Senior Housing Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), primarily invests in senior housing properties in the United States. The trust invests in hospitals, nursing homes, senior apartments, independent living properties, and assisted living properties. Senior Housing Properties has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Senior Housing Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Senior Housing Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income 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 Senior Housing Properties Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.