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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 154 points (0.9%) at 17,917 as of Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,302 issues advancing vs. 733 declining with 134 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 1.5%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 0.9% and Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 0.8%.

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

3. Deutsche Bank ( DB) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank is up $0.34 (0.9%) to $36.04 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.59-$36.07 after having opened the day at $35.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.70.

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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Its Corporate Banking & Securities division engages 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 $49.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.51 (1.2%) to $43.57 on average volume. Thus far, 871,076 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.18-$43.63 after having opened the day at $43.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.06.

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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 $79.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 $1.05 (1.7%) to $62.18 on average volume. Thus far, 824,047 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 $61.25-$62.39 after having opened the day at $61.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.13.

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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 $88.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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