9 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 14, 2012 3:30 pm

9 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

This week, nine Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA[2]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Republic Bancorp directs, plans and coordinates the business activities of the Republic Bank & Trust. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow, RBCAA also gets A’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 3.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RBCAA stock[3].

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK[4]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Pacific Continental Bank is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking, financing, and mortgage lending in parts of Washington state and Oregon. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock[5].

This is a strong week for National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH[6]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. National Bankshares is a holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKSH stock[7].

This week, First Interstate Bancsystem‘s (NASDAQ:FIBK[8]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. First Interstate BancSystem is the holding company of First Interstate Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FIBK stock[9].

First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC[10]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. 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[11].

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY[12]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. The Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial financial services, including banking, wealth management services and insurance, on a global basis. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RY stock[13].

Banner Corp. (NASDAQ:BANR[14]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Banner Corporation offers a variety of commercial banking services and financial products to individuals, businesses and public sector entities in its primary market areas. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BANR stock[15].

The rating of Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG[16]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Mizuho Financial provides domestic and international financial services in Japan and other countries. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 4.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFG stock[17].

This week, Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG[18]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Lloyds Banking Group through subsidiaries and associated companies, offers a range of banking and financial services. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 0.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LYG stock[19].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[20] 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[21].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. RBCAA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RBCAA
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RBCAA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RBCAA
  4. PCBK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCBK
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCBK
  6. NKSH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NKSH
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKSH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NKSH
  8. FIBK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FIBK
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FIBK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FIBK
  10. FLIC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FLIC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FLIC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FLIC
  12. RY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RY
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RY
  14. BANR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BANR
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BANR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BANR
  16. MFG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MFG
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MFG
  18. LYG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LYG
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LYG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LYG
  20. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  21. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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