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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 131 points (-0.8%) at 17,380 as of Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 873 issues advancing vs. 2,159 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 5.7%.

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

3. HDFC Bank ( HDB) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank is up $1.65 (2.9%) to $58.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 718,165 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 862,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.49-$58.82 after having opened the day at $57.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.00.

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HDFC Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of banking and financial 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 $45.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HDFC Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full HDFC Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is up $0.56 (1.9%) to $29.22 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.18-$29.50 after having opened the day at $29.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.67.

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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 $39.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.5% 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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1. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo ( WFC) is up $0.18 (0.3%) to $51.82 on average volume. Thus far, 8.2 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.74-$52.30 after having opened the day at $51.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.64.

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Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $267.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wells Fargo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Wells Fargo 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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