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 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 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 Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 2.6%, Regency Centers Corporation ( REG), up 2.4%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.8%, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), up 1.6% and Northstar Realty Finance Corporation ( NRF), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Zillow ( Z), down 2.7%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 1.8% and Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. National Retail Properties ( NNN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, National Retail Properties is up $0.50 (1.5%) to $34.06 on average volume. Thus far, 445,998 shares of National Retail Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 991,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.36-$34.20 after having opened the day at $33.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.56. National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. National Retail Properties has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate National Retail Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates National Retail Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full National Retail 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.