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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 105 points (-0.6%) at 17,872 as of Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,171 issues advancing vs. 1,802 declining with 173 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%.

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 $0.54 (0.9%) to $58.94 on light volume. Thus far, 350,793 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.27-$59.05 after having opened the day at $57.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.40.

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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 $46.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.27 (0.6%) to $42.37 on average volume. Thus far, 905,151 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.59-$42.48 after having opened the day at $41.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.10.

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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 $78.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is up $0.33 (0.6%) to $59.68 on average volume. Thus far, 993,631 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.41-$59.83 after having opened the day at $58.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.35.

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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 $86.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada 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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