3 Stocks Pulling The Banking Industry Downward - TheStreet

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 17,825 as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,660 issues advancing vs. 1,252 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is down $0.07 (-1.1%) to $6.61 on light volume. Thus far, 202,300 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.57-$6.61 after having opened the day at $6.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.68.

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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 $93.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 20.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

) is down $0.39 (-0.7%) to $57.58 on light volume. Thus far, 94,512 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 797,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.55-$58.37 after having opened the day at $58.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.97.

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HDFC Bank Limited provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in India, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. The company operates in Treasury, Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Other Banking Business segments. HDFC Bank has a market cap of $49.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

HDFC Bank

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

HDFC Bank Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Citigroup

(

C

) is down $0.28 (-0.5%) to $53.90 on light volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.76-$54.33 after having opened the day at $54.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.18.

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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 $161.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Citigroup

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 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

).