All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 59 points (0.3%) at 17,066 as of Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,929 issues advancing vs. 976 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores ( AVAL), up 2.6%, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 1.5%.

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

3. Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, Bank of Nova Scotia is up $0.75 (1.7%) to $45.41 on average volume. Thus far, 467,441 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.46-$45.49 after having opened the day at $44.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.66.

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The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. Bank of Nova Scotia has a market cap of $52.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Bank of Nova Scotia a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Nova Scotia as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bank of Nova Scotia Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.46 (1.1%) to $40.75 on light volume. Thus far, 439,724 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.96-$40.78 after having opened the day at $40.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.29.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and financial services worldwide. The company operates through Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking segments. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $74.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 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 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. 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 (1.4%) to $54.34 on light volume. Thus far, 377,545 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.12-$54.36 after having opened the day at $53.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.60.

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Royal Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified financial service company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking; Wealth Management; Insurance; Investor & Treasury Services; and Capital Markets. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $76.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. 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).