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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 18,003 as of Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,300 issues advancing vs. 1,708 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 2.4%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 1.5% and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 1.2%.

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

3. Bank of Montreal ( BMO) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Bank of Montreal is up $0.67 (1.1%) to $63.81 on light volume. Thus far, 283,491 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 866,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.27-$63.82 after having opened the day at $63.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.14.

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Bank of Montreal offers various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $40.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Bank of Montreal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Montreal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is up $0.43 (0.7%) to $62.69 on light volume. Thus far, 372,929 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.28-$62.78 after having opened the day at $62.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.26.

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Royal Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified financial service company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor & Treasury Services, and Capital Markets. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $89.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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 growth in earnings per share. 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 Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.29 (0.6%) to $44.86 on light volume. Thus far, 502,944 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.49-$44.94 after having opened the day at $44.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.57.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company operates through Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking segments. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $82.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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