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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 83 points (-0.5%) at 17,693 as of Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,390 issues advancing vs. 1,594 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 1.6%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 1.4% and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 1.1%.

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

3. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV is up $0.28 (2.6%) to $11.20 on light volume. Thus far, 521,906 shares of Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.07-$11.26 after having opened the day at $11.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.92.

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Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. provides various banking services in Mexico. The company's deposit products include current accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, as well as certificates of interbank deposit. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is up $0.59 (2.2%) to $27.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.16-$27.52 after having opened the day at $27.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.93.

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Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, government clients, and high-net-worth individuals, as well as affluent and retail clients worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $43.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Credicorp ( BAP) is up $5.28 (3.8%) to $145.91 on average volume. Thus far, 166,725 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 331,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $143.09-$146.49 after having opened the day at $145.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $140.63.

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Credicorp Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides financial and health services primarily in Peru, the Cayman Islands, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. The company operates in four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credicorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Credicorp 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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