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 38 points (0.2%) at 16,236 as of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,761 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 174 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 3.1%, Senior Housing Properties ( SNH), up 1.3%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 0.7%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 0.7% and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Texas Pacific Land ( TPL), down 5.3%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 1.2%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.1%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.6% and Boston Properties ( BXP), down 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, American Realty Capital Properties is up $0.24 (1.7%) to $14.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of American Realty Capital Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.35-$14.81 after having opened the day at $14.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.36. American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Realty Capital 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.