The broader stock market was trading lower in the early hours of trading, but three financial stocks were bucking the trend.

As more investors begin to take notice of the record profitability in the banking sector, bank stocks have moved higher, and many were ticking up this morning.

In this video, Motley Fool banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss two global investment banks and one company with a focus on core banking.

David Hanson owns shares of Goldman Sachs. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. You can follow David and Matt on Twitter. The Motley Fool recommends Goldman Sachs. The Motley Fool owns shares of Citigroup. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.