The KBW Bank Index rose 3.35% Thursday as several banking companies reported positive trends within their third-quarter results.

Among the larger companies that reported Thursday were PNC Financial Services Group Inc., whose stock rose 12.7%; SunTrust Banks Inc., up 5.3%; Fifth Third Bancorp, 6.8%, and Huntington Bancshares Inc., 11 cents a share, to $4.42.

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