All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 17,604 as of Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,037 issues advancing vs. 895 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Credit Suisse Group ( CS), down 2.3%, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.1%.

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 $0.73 (1.0%) to $73.88 on average volume. Thus far, 186,802 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 378,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.42-$73.94 after having opened the day at $72.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.15.

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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 $28.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a decline in price during the past year. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank ( HDB) is up $0.55 (0.9%) to $58.96 on average volume. Thus far, 313,739 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 743,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.31-$59.00 after having opened the day at $58.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.41.

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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 $49.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 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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1. As of noon trading, Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS) is up $0.43 (0.9%) to $48.13 on average volume. Thus far, 534,243 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.04-$48.13 after having opened the day at $47.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.70.

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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 $56.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Bank of Nova Scotia a buy, no analysts rate 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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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).