18 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

FNBN, TBBK, NKSH, CTBI, BAP, BCH, BNS, AROW, WBCO, BBNK, FCBC, FITB, RNST, GBNK, TOWN, PVTB, SUSQ, SNV improve in weekly rankings

   
18 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 18 Commercial Banking stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

FNB United (NASDAQ:FNBN) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. FNB United is a bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNBN stock.

The Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. The Bancorp is a bank holding company that provides a wide range of commercial and retail banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TBBK stock.

National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. National Bankshares is a holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKSH stock.

Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Community Trust Bancorp is engaged in a range of commercial and personal banking and trust activities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CTBI stock.

Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Credicorp offers commercial banking, insurance, and investment banking services, primarily in Peru. Shares of BAP have increased 9.2% over the past month, better than the 1% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAP stock.

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.9%. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock.

Bank of Nova Scotia’s (NYSE:BNS) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock.

This week, Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Arrow Financial is a bank holding company that provides banking and financial products to commercial and consumer clients. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AROW stock.

Washington Banking (NASDAQ:WBCO) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Washington Banking is a holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, which provides community commercial banking products and services in northwestern Washington. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBCO stock.

Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:BBNK) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. Bridge Capital Holdings provides commercial and retail banking services to small and medium size commercial businesses, business professionals, and retail customers primarily in California. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBNK stock.

This is a strong week for First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock.

The rating of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company that operates banking centers in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FITB stock.

This week, Renasant Corp.’s (NASDAQ:RNST) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Renasant is a bank holding company that offers retail and commercial customers financial and insurance services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RNST stock.

The rating of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company owning and controlling banks. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBNK stock.

This week, Towne Bank (NASDAQ:TOWN) pushes up from a C to a B rating. TowneBank is a community bank is a provider of financial services to individuals, small and medium sized businesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TOWN stock.

PrivateBancorp (NASDAQ:PVTB) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. PrivateBancorp, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of business and personal financial services to real estate companies as well as business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVTB stock.

Susquehanna Bancshares (NASDAQ:SUSQ) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Susquehanna Bancshares is a financial holding company that provides a range of retail and commercial banking and financial services in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SUSQ stock.

This week, Synovus Financial’s (NYSE:SNV) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Synovus Financial provides financial its customers with services such as commercial and retail banking, insurance and financial management. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNV 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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