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. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 61 points (0.4%) at 15,361 as of Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,640 issues advancing vs. 1,247 declining with 140 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), up 2.5%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 2.0% and American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CBRE Group ( CBG), down 1.2%, Taubman Centers ( TCO), down 1.2% and American Tower ( AMT), down 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 4. American Campus Communities ( ACC) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, American Campus Communities is up $0.48 (1.4%) to $35.99 on average volume. Thus far, 354,176 shares of American Campus Communities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 802,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.35-$36.05 after having opened the day at $35.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.51. American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full American Campus Communities 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.