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 111 points (0.7%) at 16,536 as of Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,084 issues advancing vs. 856 declining with 147 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Sun Communities ( SUI), up 4.7%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 2.3%, Duke Realty ( DRE), up 1.5%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.2% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Rouse Properties ( RSE), down 4.1%, Parkway Properties ( PKY), down 3.8% and Kennedy-Wilson Holdings ( KW), down 1.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Health Care REIT ( HCN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT is up $0.33 (0.6%) to $54.62 on average volume. Thus far, 828,681 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.85-$54.62 after having opened the day at $54.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.29. Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT 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, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Health Care REIT 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.