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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 79 points (0.4%) at 18,037 as of Friday, April 10, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,784 issues advancing vs. 1,170 declining with 198 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3.

Shinhan Financial Group

(

SHG

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Shinhan Financial Group is up $0.92 (2.5%) to $37.11 on light volume. Thus far, 22,144 shares of Shinhan Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 74,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.71-$37.12 after having opened the day at $36.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.19.

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Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. provides various financial products and services to corporations, institutional investors, governments, and individuals in South Korea and internationally. Shinhan Financial Group has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Shinhan Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Shinhan Financial Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Shinhan Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

KB Financial Group

(

KB

) is up $0.71 (2.1%) to $34.40 on light volume. Thus far, 43,822 shares of KB Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 119,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.32-$34.64 after having opened the day at $34.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.69.

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KB Financial Group Inc., a financial holding company, provides various banking and related financial services to individuals and corporations in Korea and internationally. KB Financial Group has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates KB Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

KB Financial Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

KB Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Citigroup

(

C

) is up $0.38 (0.7%) to $52.51 on light volume. Thus far, 6.9 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.98-$52.56 after having opened the day at $52.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.13.

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Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. Citigroup has a market cap of $157.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Citigroup

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Citigroup Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the banking industry could consider

KBW Bank ETF

(

KBE

) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider

ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng

(

KRS

).

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