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 7 points (0.0%) at 17,094 as of Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,609 issues advancing vs. 1,334 declining with 169 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 3.7%, Dupont Fabros Technology ( DFT), up 3.4%, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), up 2.3%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 1.1% and Public Storage ( PSA), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Government Properties Income ( GOV), down 4.8%, Brookfield Residential Properties ( BRP), down 3.1%, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 0.9%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 0.7% and Icahn ( IEP), down 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. CoStar Group ( CSGP) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, CoStar Group is up $14.41 (10.0%) to $158.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 804,083 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 371,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $148.07-$165.83 after having opened the day at $148.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $143.59. CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CoStar Group 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.