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. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 104 points (0.6%) at 18,145 as of Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,945 issues advancing vs. 1,035 declining with 155 unchanged. The Real Estate industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Essex Property ( ESS), up 1.5%, Kilroy Realty ( KRC), up 1.4%, Equity Residential ( EQR), up 1.4%, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), up 1.3% and Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), up 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Health Care REIT ( HCN) is one of the companies pushing the Real Estate industry higher today. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT is up $0.46 (0.7%) to $71.04 on light volume. Thus far, 543,667 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.44-$71.21 after having opened the day at $70.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.58. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Health Care REIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.