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 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Liberty Property ( LRY), down 1.9%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 1.9%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 1.7%, CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL), down 1.7% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), down 1.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. Ventas ( VTR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ventas is down $0.87 (-1.5%) to $58.28 on light volume. Thus far, 476,948 shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.20-$59.44 after having opened the day at $59.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.15. Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ventas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ventas 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.