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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 105 points (-0.6%) at 17,744 as of Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,422 issues advancing vs. 1,524 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

), down 0.8%, and

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

), down 0.6%.

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 $0.57 (1.5%) to $38.34 on heavy volume. Thus far, 51,943 shares of Shinhan Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 64,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.05-$38.48 after having opened the day at $38.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.77.

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Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. provides various financial products and services to corporations, institutional investors, governments, and individuals in South Korea and internationally. Shinhan Financial Group has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Shinhan Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

TheStreet Recommends

) is up $0.06 (0.9%) to $6.62 on light volume. Thus far, 463,168 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.61-$6.65 after having opened the day at $6.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.56.

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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 $92.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate 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 revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Credit Suisse Group

(

CS

) is up $0.34 (1.4%) to $25.13 on light volume. Thus far, 475,293 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.95-$25.15 after having opened the day at $25.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.79.

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Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $39.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Credit Suisse Group

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. 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

).

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