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 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 1.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Ventas ( VTR) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ventas is down $0.50 (-0.8%) to $63.16 on light volume. Thus far, 751,429 shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.94-$63.90 after having opened the day at $63.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.66. Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ventas a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ventas Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.