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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 126 points (-0.7%) at 17,985 as of Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 863 issues advancing vs. 2,117 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%.

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

3.

Citigroup

(

C

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Citigroup is up $0.44 (0.8%) to $53.46 on average volume. Thus far, 10.9 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.61-$53.70 after having opened the day at $52.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.02.

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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 $160.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Citigroup

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Citigroup Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

JPMorgan Chase

(

JPM

) is up $0.39 (0.6%) to $63.15 on average volume. Thus far, 8.2 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.46-$63.48 after having opened the day at $62.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.76.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $231.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

) is up $0.32 (2.0%) to $15.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 69.6 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 84.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.57-$15.99 after having opened the day at $15.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.65.

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Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $163.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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 increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Bank of America Corporation 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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