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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,548 as of Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,802 issues advancing vs. 1,173 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Bank of Montreal ( BMO), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.3%, and Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is up $0.50 (0.6%) to $90.98 on light volume. Thus far, 41,386 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 202,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.78-$91.34 after having opened the day at $90.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.48.

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a diversified financial institution, provides various financial products and services to individuals, small businesses, and commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a market cap of $36.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates 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 growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is up $0.47 (0.7%) to $71.42 on light volume. Thus far, 144,343 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 619,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.14-$71.72 after having opened the day at $71.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.95.

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Royal Bank of Canada, a diversified financial service company, provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor, and capital markets products and services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $102.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $49.24 on light volume. Thus far, 338,222 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.88-$49.40 after having opened the day at $49.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.88.

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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 $90.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank 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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