4 Stocks Moving The Banking Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 14,800 as of Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 850 issues advancing vs. 2,040 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Banco Santander Chile is up $0.52 (2.4%) to $22.08 on average volume. Thus far, 200,259 shares of Banco Santander Chile exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 294,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.46-$22.09 after having opened the day at $21.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.56.

Banco Santander-Chile provides commercial and retail banking services in Chile. It operates through two segments, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking and Markets. Banco Santander Chile has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 24.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Banco Santander Chile a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Banco Santander Chile as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Banco Santander Chile Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank ( HDB) is up $1.09 (3.9%) to $28.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 979,022 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 854,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.64-$29.32 after having opened the day at $28.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.88.

HDFC Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses in India, as well as in Bahrain and Hong Kong. The company operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury, and Other Banking Operations. HDFC Bank has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 31.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HDFC Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full HDFC Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is up $0.42 (1.0%) to $43.43 on average volume. Thus far, 496,564 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.25-$43.80 after having opened the day at $43.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.01.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $44.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.92 (1.1%) to $86.27 on average volume. Thus far, 318,550 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 575,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.52-$86.35 after having opened the day at $85.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.35.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company's Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and services to personal and small business customers. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $77.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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