One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

), up 2.9%,

Bank of Nova Scotia

(

BNS

), up 2.5%,

PNC Financial Services Group

(

PNC

), up 2.3%,

BB&T

(

BBT

), up 2.4% and

Royal Bank Of Canada

(

RY

), up 1.8%.

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

3.

Wells Fargo

(

WFC

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo is up $0.66 (1.4%) to $48.92 on light volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.13-$48.93 after having opened the day at $48.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.26.

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Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $243.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wells Fargo

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

JPMorgan Chase

(

JPM

) is up $0.72 (1.3%) to $57.80 on light volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.71-$57.82 after having opened the day at $57.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.08.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial services firm. It operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking & Asset Management. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $204.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

JPMorgan Chase

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

) is up $0.23 (1.8%) to $13.54 on light volume. Thus far, 34.8 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 93.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.19-$13.55 after having opened the day at $13.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.31.

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Bank of America Corporation operates as a bank holding company which through its subsidiaries, engages in Consumer and Business Banking; Consumer Real Estate Services; Global Wealth and Investment Management; Global Banking; Global Markets; and other segments. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $134.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 20.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bank of America Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Bank of America Corporation Ratings Report

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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

).