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 15 points (0.1%) at 16,035 as of Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,397 declining with 175 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.6%, Brookfield Office Properties ( BPO), up 0.9% and Ventas ( VTR), up 0.8%. 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 $0.12 (0.6%) to $21.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.3 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.19-$21.52 after having opened the day at $21.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.14. General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $19.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 138.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. 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.