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 79 points (-0.5%) at 16,635 as of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,072 issues advancing vs. 1,895 declining with 174 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 1.1%, Ocwen Financial ( OCN), up 0.8% and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Xinyuan Real Estate ( XIN), down 10.3%, and Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 2.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Starwood Property ( STWD) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Starwood Property is up $0.14 (0.6%) to $23.61 on average volume. Thus far, 910,447 shares of Starwood Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.42-$23.62 after having opened the day at $23.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.47. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States and Europe. Starwood Property has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Starwood Property 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.