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10 Commercial Banking Stocks to Sell Now

BMRC, TRMK, UBSI, CBU, FUBC, BSRR, FCNCA, BCA, HVB, STBZ slump in weekly rankings

   

The overall ratings of 10 Commercial Banking stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Bank of Marin (NASDAQ:BMRC) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Bank of Marin Bancorp offers commercial and retail lending programs. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise and Sales Growth, BMRC also gets F’s. The stock price has dropped 6.5% over the past month, worse than the 3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BMRC stock.

Trustmark (NASDAQ:TRMK) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Trustmark Corporation is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a range of banking, wealth management and insurance solutions. The stock price has fallen 7.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at TRMK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRMK stock.

United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. United Bankshares provides commercial and retail banking services and products. As of Nov. 21, 2012, 13% of outstanding United Bankshares shares were held short. For a full analysis of UBSI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Community Bank System‘s (NYSE:CBU) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Community Bank System provides its retail, commercial, and municipal customers with banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBU stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, 1st United Bancorp (NASDAQ:FUBC) takes a hit this week. 1st United Bancorp provides customers with traditional loan and deposit products. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 9.2% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 43.30. To get an in-depth look at FUBC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FUBC stock.

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Sierra Bancorp is a bank holding company that, through Bank of the Sierra, offers retail and commercial banking services in the central and southern sections of California’s San Joaquin Valley. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Share prices fell 7.9% over the past month. For a full analysis of BSRR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of First Citizens Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) slips from a C to a D. First Citizens BancShares is the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company and Ironstone Bank. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at FCNCA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCNCA stock.

CorpBanca (NYSE:BCA) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. CorpBanca provides a range of commercial and retail banking services, financial advisory services, mutual fund management, insurance brokerage, and securities brokerage services to its customers. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of BCA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Hudson Valley Holding Corp.‘s (NYSE:HVB) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Hudson Valley Holding through its subsidiary, Hudson Valley Bank, provides commercial banking services through offices in Westchester and Bronx counties, New York. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 9.8% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 93.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HVB stock.

State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. State Bank Financial is a bank holding company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at STBZ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STBZ 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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