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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 16,949 as of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,346 issues advancing vs. 1,589 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

), up 1.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Shinhan Financial Group

(

SHG

) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Shinhan Financial Group is down $0.88 (-1.7%) to $50.70 on light volume. Thus far, 9,506 shares of Shinhan Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 53,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.51-$50.73 after having opened the day at $50.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.58.

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 $24.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that 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 solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full

Shinhan Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Bbva Banco FrancesS.A

(

BFR

TheStreet Recommends

) is down $0.70 (-6.4%) to $10.24 on average volume. Thus far, 225,383 shares of Bbva Banco FrancesS.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 474,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.22-$10.90 after having opened the day at $10.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.94.

BBVA Banco Frances S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to corporations, medium and small companies, and individual customers in the Republic of Argentina. The company offers checking and savings accounts, time deposits, and investment accounts. Bbva Banco FrancesS.A has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 57.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Bbva Banco FrancesS.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bbva Banco FrancesS.A

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Bbva Banco FrancesS.A Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

U.S. Bancorp

(

USB

) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $41.60 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of U.S. Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.50-$41.78 after having opened the day at $41.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.84.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. U.S. Bancorp has a market cap of $75.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate U.S. Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

U.S. Bancorp

as a

buy

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

U.S. Bancorp 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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