Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 15,533 as of Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,505 issues advancing vs. 1,392 declining with 116 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include St. Joe Corporation ( JOE), up 3.6%, Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR), up 2.6%, W. P. Carey ( WPC), up 1.6%, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO), up 1.5% and Alexandria Real Estate Equities ( ARE), up 1.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. General Growth Properties ( GGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties is up $0.47 (2.2%) to $21.68 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.41-$21.94 after having opened the day at $21.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.21. 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 $20.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.