All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 69 points (0.4%) at 16,709 as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,159 issues advancing vs. 752 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

), up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

(

BSBR

), up 6.5%,

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV

(

BSMX

), up 2.6%,

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

), up 1.7% and

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

), up 1.1%.

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

3.

SunTrust Banks

(

STI

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, SunTrust Banks is down $0.60 (-1.7%) to $33.94 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.37-$34.40 after having opened the day at $34.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.54.

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SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. SunTrust Banks has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate SunTrust Banks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

SunTrust Banks

as a

buy

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

SunTrust Banks Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

BB&T

(

BBT

) is down $0.47 (-1.4%) to $32.83 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of BB&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.39-$33.29 after having opened the day at $33.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.30.

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BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. BB&T has a market cap of $25.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate BB&T a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

BB&T

as a

buy

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

BB&T Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

PNC Financial Services Group

(

PNC

) is down $0.53 (-0.6%) to $83.44 on light volume. Thus far, 668,397 shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.57-$83.75 after having opened the day at $83.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.97.

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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $42.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PNC Financial Services Group

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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

PNC Financial Services 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

).