3 Stocks Boosting The Banking Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,628 as of Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,137 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 1.1%.

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

3. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The is up $0.12 (1.0%) to $11.91 on light volume. Thus far, 97,970 shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 782,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.82-$11.95 after having opened the day at $11.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.79.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The has a market cap of $67.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG) is up $0.02 (0.5%) to $4.80 on light volume. Thus far, 846,211 shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.78-$4.84 after having opened the day at $4.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.78.

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Lloyds Banking Group plc provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through four segments: Retail; Commercial Banking; Wealth, Asset Finance, and International; and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $85.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Lloyds Banking Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Lloyds Banking Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is up $0.13 (0.4%) to $30.02 on average volume. Thus far, 964,292 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.79-$30.16 after having opened the day at $29.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.89.

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Deutsche Bank AG provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Its Corporate Banking & Securities division is engaged in selling, trading, and structuring a range of fixed income, equity, equity-linked, foreign exchange, and commodities products. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $41.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 35.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Deutsche Bank a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 unimpressive growth in net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Deutsche 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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