10 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 27, 2012 2:15 pm

10 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 10 Commercial Banking stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB[2]) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Bar Harbor Bankshares offers a range of deposit, loan, and related banking products in addition to brokerage services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, BHB also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BHB stock[3].

Park Sterling (NASDAQ:PSTB[4]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Park Sterling Bank accepts deposits and offers commercial banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSTB stock[5].

Eagle Bancorp (NASDAQ:EGBN[6]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Eagle Bancorp conducts commercial and consumer banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGBN stock[7].

CapitalSource (NYSE:CSE[8]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. CapitalSource is a commercial lender that provides financial products to middle-market businesses. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 3.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSE stock[9].

Union First Market Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH[10]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Union First Market is the holding company for Union First Market Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBSH stock[11].

Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP[12]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania provides financial services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses. The stock price has risen 8% over the past month, better than the 1.2% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UVSP stock[13].

This week, Heritage Financial’s (NASDAQ:HFWA[14]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Heritage Financial is the holding company for Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HFWA stock[15].

This is a strong week for Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG[16]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Mizuho Financial provides domestic and international financial services in Japan and other countries. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 12.3% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFG stock[17].

This week, BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS[18]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. BancorpSouth conducts commercial banking and financial services operations. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 8.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BXS stock[19].

The rating of StellarOne (NASDAQ:STEL[20]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. StellarOne engages in retail, small business, commercial and mortgage banking, consumer lending and wealth management services. Investors have pushed the stock price up 12.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STEL stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[22] 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[23].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. BHB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BHB
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BHB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BHB
  4. PSTB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSTB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSTB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSTB
  6. EGBN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EGBN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGBN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EGBN
  8. CSE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSE
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSE
  10. UBSH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UBSH
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBSH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UBSH
  12. UVSP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVSP
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UVSP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVSP
  14. HFWA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HFWA
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HFWA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HFWA
  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. BXS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BXS
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BXS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BXS
  20. STEL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STEL
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STEL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STEL
  22. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  23. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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