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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 15,618 as of Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,354 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 118 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Liberty Property ( LRY), down 2.2%, Rayonier ( RYN), down 1.0%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 0.9%, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO), down 0.9% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 2.3%, HCP ( HCP), up 2.1%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 1.3%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 1.3% and American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. Home Properties ( HME) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Home Properties is down $1.29 (-2.0%) to $62.65 on average volume. Thus far, 311,782 shares of Home Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 541,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.00-$64.21 after having opened the day at $62.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.94. Home Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, management, acquisition, rehabilitation and development of residential apartment communities. Home Properties has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Home Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Home Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Home 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.