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 123 points (0.8%) at 15,622 as of Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,947 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 90 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include American Tower ( AMT), up 2.2%, Rayonier ( RYN), up 1.8% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Medical Properties ( MPW), down 3.3%, Liberty Property ( LRY), down 2.4%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.9%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 1.3% and Digital Realty ( DLR), down 1.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Hospitality Properties ( HPT) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Hospitality Properties is up $0.52 (1.8%) to $29.01 on average volume. Thus far, 604,019 shares of Hospitality Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.64-$29.12 after having opened the day at $28.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.49. Hospitality Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in buying, owning, and leasing hotels. Hospitality Properties has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Hospitality Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Hospitality Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Hospitality 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.