5 Banking Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 14,951 as of Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,968 issues advancing vs. 907 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC), up 6.1%, and HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 2.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Citigroup ( C), up 0.9%.

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

5. Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Lloyds Banking Group is up $0.03 (0.6%) to $4.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.65-$4.73 after having opened the day at $4.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.69.

Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services to personal, commercial, and corporate customers in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates in four divisions: Retail; Commercial Banking; Wealth, Asset Finance, and International; and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $81.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 46.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Lloyds Banking Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lloyds Banking Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's revenue growth has not been good. Get the full Lloyds Banking Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is up $0.53 (0.7%) to $79.36 on average volume. Thus far, 102,713 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 241,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.31-$79.80 after having opened the day at $79.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.83.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides various financial products and services in Canada and internationally. It operates through three segments: Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Wholesale Banking. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is up $0.44 (0.7%) to $63.79 on average volume. Thus far, 274,793 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 700,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.71-$64.41 after having opened the day at $64.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.35.

Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor and treasury, and capital markets services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $89.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada 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 find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is up $0.25 (0.6%) to $44.54 on average volume. Thus far, 468,532 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 $43.99-$44.72 after having opened the day at $44.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.29.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $45.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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, SunTrust Banks ( STI) is up $0.38 (1.1%) to $32.92 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.29-$33.06 after having opened the day at $33.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.55.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. SunTrust Banks has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate SunTrust Banks a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunTrust Banks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full SunTrust Banks 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).

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