All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 16,773 as of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,538 issues advancing vs. 1,434 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC), up 2.2%, Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil ( BSBR), up 0.8% and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 0.8%.

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 $0.54 (1.0%) to $56.91 on light volume. Thus far, 283,337 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 898,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.22-$57.24 after having opened the day at $56.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.37.

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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 $35.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 20.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate 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, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.26 (0.7%) to $40.39 on light volume. Thus far, 626,942 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.02-$40.59 after having opened the day at $40.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.13.

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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 $72.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 16.0% 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 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. 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 $0.64 (1.1%) to $56.12 on average volume. Thus far, 836,826 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.40-$56.31 after having opened the day at $55.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.48.

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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 $78.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 19.7% 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 expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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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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).