Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 57 points (0.3%) at 16,403 as of Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,113 issues advancing vs. 1,819 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include UBS Group ( UBS), up 1.1%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 0.7% and ING Groep ( ING), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores ( AVAL), up 2.5%.

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

3. HDFC Bank ( HDB) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank is up $0.40 (0.7%) to $58.89 on light volume. Thus far, 113,422 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 682,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.68-$59.50 after having opened the day at $59.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.49.

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HDFC Bank Limited provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in India, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. The company operates in Treasury, Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Other Banking Business segments. HDFC Bank has a market cap of $49.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HDFC Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full HDFC Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo ( WFC) is up $0.38 (0.8%) to $49.94 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.82-$50.24 after having opened the day at $50.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.56.

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Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $257.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wells Fargo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Wells Fargo Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is up $0.34 (0.7%) to $46.47 on average volume. Thus far, 9.1 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.15-$46.62 after having opened the day at $46.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.13.

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Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. Citigroup has a market cap of $141.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Citigroup 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).