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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 99 points (0.6%) at 16,420 as of Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,239 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), up 2.1%,

Credit Suisse Group

(

CS

), up 0.9%,

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

), up 0.8% and

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

), up 0.6%.

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 $0.98 (-2.1%) to $44.91 on average volume. Thus far, 19,127 shares of Shinhan Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.49-$44.99 after having opened the day at $44.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.89.

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 $20.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. 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,

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

) is down $0.13 (-4.9%) to $2.53 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.52-$2.60 after having opened the day at $2.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.66.

National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, offers diversified financial services primarily in Greece. The company is involved in retail and commercial banking, investment management, investment banking, insurance, investment activities, and securities trading activities. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 52.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates National Bank of Greece a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

National Bank of Greece

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

National Bank of Greece Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Wells Fargo

(

WFC

) is down $0.84 (-1.7%) to $49.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 20.4 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.01-$49.86 after having opened the day at $49.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.20.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $264.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wells Fargo a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wells Fargo

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Wells Fargo 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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