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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 24 points (-0.1%) at 16,982 as of Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,291 issues advancing vs. 1,724 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), down 6.3%, and

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

), down 3.2%.

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

3.

KB Financial Group

(

KB

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, KB Financial Group is up $0.73 (1.9%) to $40.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 74,863 shares of KB Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 94,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.14-$40.27 after having opened the day at $40.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.45.

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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 $14.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

KB Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

) is up $0.05 (0.9%) to $5.52 on light volume. Thus far, 337,283 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.52-$5.56 after having opened the day at $5.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.47.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a market cap of $76.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 18.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

as a

hold

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

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

) is up $0.02 (0.5%) to $4.78 on light volume. Thus far, 890,537 shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.76-$4.81 after having opened the day at $4.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.76.

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Lloyds Banking Group plc provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through four segments: Retail; Commercial Banking; Wealth, Asset Finance, and International; and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $86.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Lloyds Banking Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lloyds Banking Group

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Lloyds Banking Group 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.

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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