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 32 points (-0.2%) at 17,036 as of Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,537 issues advancing vs. 1,470 declining with 140 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 2.9%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 0.8%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 0.6%, SL Green Realty ( SLG), up 0.6% and Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Zillow ( Z), up 2.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, LaSalle Hotel Properties is up $0.43 (1.2%) to $36.54 on light volume. Thus far, 186,366 shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 968,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.02-$36.59 after having opened the day at $36.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.11. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the purchase, ownership, redevelopment, and leasing of primarily upscale and luxury full-service hotels in convention, resort, and urban business markets in the United States. LaSalle Hotel Properties has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate LaSalle Hotel Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates LaSalle Hotel Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LaSalle Hotel Properties 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.