Banking Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.3%) at 17,673 as of Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,034 issues advancing vs. 1,899 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 3.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include ING Groep ( ING), up 1.4%, Citigroup ( C), up 0.7% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 0.6%.

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

3. National Bank of Greece ( NBG) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, National Bank of Greece is up $2.25 (1400.0%) to $2.41 on light volume. Thus far, 0 shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.41-$2.41 after having opened the day at $2.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.16.

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National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services. The company is involved in retail and commercial banking, asset management, investment banking, brokerage, and insurance activities. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $37.9 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 89.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate National Bank of Greece a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Bank of Greece as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full National Bank of Greece Ratings Report now.

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