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5 Commercial Banking Stocks to Sell Now

NBTB, MBFI, HBHC, FNBN, FNFG, CBKN slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the ratings of five Commercial Banking stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

NBT Bancorp‘s (NASDAQ:NBTB) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. NBT Bancorp is a financial holding company that, through subsidiaries NBT Bank and Pennstar Bank, provides commercial banking and financial services. The stock price has fallen 5.9% over the past month, worse than the 2.4% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at NBTB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NBTB stock.

MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. MB Financial is a financial holding company that provides a range of financial services to small and middle market businesses and individuals and corporate customers. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. Share prices fell 8.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of MBFI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) drops from a C to a D rating. Hancock Holding is a multi-bank holding company. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBHC stock.

FNB United (NASDAQ:FNBN) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. FNB United is a bank holding company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow. Shares of FNBN have dropped 0.5% from a month ago. To get an in-depth look at FNBN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNBN stock.

First Niagara Financial Group‘s (NASDAQ:FNFG) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). First Niagara Financial Group is a bank holding company. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. The price of FNFG has declined 3.2% since last month. For a full analysis of FNFG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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