5 Banking Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 125 points (-0.8%) at 16,333 as of Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,234 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Signature Bank ( SBNY), up 13.0%, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY), up 1.8%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 1.3% and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 1.2%.

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

5. Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank is up $0.99 (1.1%) to $90.38 on average volume. Thus far, 155,323 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 390,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.12-$90.61 after having opened the day at $90.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.39.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $82.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, KeyCorp ( KEY) is up $0.35 (2.6%) to $13.89 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.2 million shares of KeyCorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.66-$13.96 after having opened the day at $13.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.54.

KeyCorp. operates as the holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various banking services in the United States. KeyCorp has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate KeyCorp a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KeyCorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins 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 KeyCorp Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, State Street ( STT) is up $0.55 (0.8%) to $74.05 on light volume. Thus far, 636,215 shares of State Street exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.71-$74.66 after having opened the day at $73.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.50.

State Street Corporation, a financial holding company, provides investment servicing and investment management services to institutional investors worldwide. State Street has a market cap of $32.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate State Street a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates State Street as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full State Street Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Regions Financial Corporation ( RF) is up $0.28 (2.6%) to $10.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.7 million shares of Regions Financial Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.50-$10.86 after having opened the day at $10.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.57.

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Business Services, Consumer Services, and Wealth Management. Regions Financial Corporation has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Regions Financial Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regions Financial Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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 Regions Financial Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) is up $1.75 (2.1%) to $84.01 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.62-$84.28 after having opened the day at $82.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.26.

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 $43.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 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 solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full PNC Financial Services Group 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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