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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 202 points (-1.2%) at 16,120 as of Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 729 issues advancing vs. 2,228 declining with 140 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.4%, Invesco Mortgage Capital ( IVR), up 1.2% and W. P. Carey ( WPC), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Diamondrock Hospitality Company ( DRH), down 2.8%, Gazit-Globe ( GZT), down 2.6%, Zillow ( Z), down 2.6%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 2.1% and Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 1.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. BRE Properties ( BRE) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, BRE Properties is up $0.38 (0.6%) to $62.15 on light volume. Thus far, 303,261 shares of BRE Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 979,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.41-$62.23 after having opened the day at $61.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.77. BRE Properties Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It focuses on the development, acquisition, and management of multifamily apartment communities. BRE Properties Inc. BRE Properties has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate BRE Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates BRE Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full BRE 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.