One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,606 as of Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,702 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS), up 0.8%.

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 $0.82 (1.4%) to $59.49 on average volume. Thus far, 408,593 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 734,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.72-$59.74 after having opened the day at $58.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.67.

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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 $48.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.8% 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full HDFC Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, UBS Group ( UBS) is up $0.14 (0.9%) to $16.86 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of UBS Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.81-$16.98 after having opened the day at $16.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.72.

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UBS Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, retail and corporate, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. The company's Wealth Management division provides financial services to wealthy private clients. UBS Group has a market cap of $62.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates UBS Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full UBS Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, State Street ( STT) is up $0.60 (1.0%) to $59.65 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of State Street exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.61-$59.99 after having opened the day at $59.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.05.

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State Street Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors worldwide. State Street has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate State Street a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates State Street as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full State Street 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).