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 83 points (-0.5%) at 16,448 as of Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,223 issues advancing vs. 1,760 declining with 164 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Hilltop Holdings ( HTH), down 7.2%, Redwood ( RWT), down 3.7%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 2.6%, Liberty Property ( LPT), down 1.9% and Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 1.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Retail Properties of America ( RPAI) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Retail Properties of America is up $0.13 (0.9%) to $14.47 on light volume. Thus far, 503,284 shares of Retail Properties of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.30-$14.60 after having opened the day at $14.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.34. Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development and management of properties. The trust invests in the real estate markets of United States. Retail Properties of America has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Retail Properties of America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Retail Properties of America as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Retail Properties of America 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.