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12 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

TBBK, METR, VCBI, SIVB, BKYF, FMNB, MCBI, SYBT, FLIC, PGC, SUBK, HTBK improve in weekly rankings

   

Twelve Commercial Banking stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

The Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. The Bancorp is a bank holding company that provides a wide range of commercial and retail banking services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise, and Margin Growth, TBBK also gets A’s. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TBBK stock.

Metro Bancorp (NASDAQ:METR) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Unicode Decode Error. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of METR stock.

This week, Virginia Commerce Bancorp (NASDAQ:VCBI) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Virginia Commerce Bancorp engages in a general commercial banking business through the Bank, its sole direct operating subsidiary. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VCBI stock.

SVB Financial Group‘s (NASDAQ:SIVB) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. SVB Financial Group is a diversified financial services company, bank holding company, and financial holding company. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIVB stock.

The rating of Bank of Kentucky (NASDAQ:BKYF) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Bank of Kentucky Financial provides financial services through The Bank of Kentucky. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKYF stock.

This is a strong week for Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Farmers National Banc is the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMNB stock.

This week, MetroCorp Bancshares‘s (NASDAQ:MCBI) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. MetroCorp Bancshares is engaged in commercial banking activities. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCBI stock.

S.Y. Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. S. Y. Bancorp is a holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, which offers commercial and personal banking, investment management and trust services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYBT stock.

First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) improves from a C to a B rating this week. First of Long Island is the holding company for The First National Bank of Long Island. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FLIC stock.

Peapack-Gladstone Financial (NASDAQ:PGC) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Peapack-Gladstone Financial is the holding company for Peapack-Gladstone Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGC stock.

Suffolk Bancorp‘s (NASDAQ:SUBK) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Suffolk Bancorp is a bank holding company for Suffolk County National Bank, which provides commercial banking services to its customers in Suffolk County. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SUBK stock.

This week, Heritage Commerce (NASDAQ:HTBK) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Heritage Commerce is a holding company for Heritage Bank of Commerce. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HTBK stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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