All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 35 points (0.2%) at 17,119 as of Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,447 issues advancing vs. 1,507 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

), down 1.5%,

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

(

BSBR

), down 1.2% and

Citigroup

(

C

), down 0.8%.

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 $0.93 (2.6%) to $37.00 on average volume. Thus far, 55,262 shares of Shinhan Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 85,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.69-$37.16 after having opened the day at $36.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.07.

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Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. provides various financial products and services in South Korea and internationally. Shinhan Financial Group has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. 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

Shinhan Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Macro Bank

(

BMA

) is up $3.40 (7.8%) to $46.75 on average volume. Thus far, 91,667 shares of Macro Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 134,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.15-$47.24 after having opened the day at $43.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.35.

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Banco Macro S.A. provides various banking products and services to individuals, entrepreneurs, and corporate customers in Argentina. Macro Bank has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Macro Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Macro Bank

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Macro Bank Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Credit Suisse Group

(

CS

) is up $0.28 (1.1%) to $25.05 on average volume. Thus far, 905,901 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.92-$25.14 after having opened the day at $25.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.77.

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Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, government clients, and high-net-worth individuals, as well as affluent and retail clients worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $40.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Credit Suisse Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Credit Suisse Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth 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

Credit Suisse Group 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

).