Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 22 points (-0.1%) at 17,716 as of Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,449 issues advancing vs. 1,474 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil ( BSBR), up 2.4%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 1.7%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 1.5%, Bank of Montreal ( BMO), up 0.9% and Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS), up 0.6%.

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

3. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is up $0.70 (0.9%) to $75.72 on light volume. Thus far, 94,403 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 306,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.10-$75.82 after having opened the day at $75.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.02.

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a diversified financial institution, provides various financial products and services to individuals and small businesses, and commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.23 (0.6%) to $41.14 on light volume. Thus far, 288,224 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.92-$41.27 after having opened the day at $41.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.91.

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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 $75.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 $0.74 (1.3%) to $57.46 on light volume. Thus far, 542,779 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.81-$57.55 after having opened the day at $57.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.72.

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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 $81.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 increase in net income, expanding profit margins 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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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).