5 Stocks Pushing The Banking Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.1%) at 15,256 as of Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,353 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 1.9%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 1.5%, Bank of Montreal ( BMO), up 0.8% and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 1.95.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Deutsche Bank ( DB) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank is up $0.28 (0.59) to $48.02 on light volume Thus far, 625,416 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.62-$48.47 after having opened the day at $48.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.74.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $47.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 141.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, BB&T ( BBT) is up $0.37 (1.11) to $33.60 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of BB&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.36-$33.70 after having opened the day at $33.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.23.

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 $22.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BB&T a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full BB&T Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB) is up $0.22 (1.19) to $18.64 on average volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Fifth Third Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.42-$18.69 after having opened the day at $18.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.42.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Fifth Third Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth Third Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fifth Third Bancorp Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) is up $1.40 (1.96) to $72.50 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.28-$72.60 after having opened the day at $71.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.10.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company's Retail Banking segment provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $37.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 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, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these 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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1. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo ( WFC) is up $0.23 (0.56) to $41.48 on average volume Thus far, 9.2 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.32-$41.69 after having opened the day at $41.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.25.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $215.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and compelling growth 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 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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