17 Commercial Banking Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 19, 2012 2:00 pm

This week, the ratings of 17 Commercial Banking stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Ames National (NASDAQ:ATLO[2]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Ames National is a bank holding company that operates in the commercial banking industry in parts of Nevada and Iowa. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATLO stock[3].

Cullen/Frost’s (NYSE:CFR[4]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Cullen/Frost offers commercial and consumer banking services, as well as trust and investment management, investment banking, insurance brokerage, leasing, asset-based lending, treasury management, and item processing services. For a full analysis of CFR stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

This is a rough week for Park National Corp. (AMEX:PRK[6]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Park National is a multi-bank holding company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at PRK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRK stock[7].

First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF[8]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). First Financial is a multi-bank holding company that serves customers through offices located in Indiana and Illinois. For a full analysis of THFF stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

This week, First Citizens Bancshares’ (NASDAQ:FCNCA[10]) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. 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. The stock price has dropped 5.3% over the past month, worse than the 4.7% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCNCA stock[11].

This week, First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[12]) drops from C to a D rating. First Connecticut Bancorp operates as the holding company for Farmington Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to businesses, individuals, and governments in central Connecticut. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Revisions. To get an in-depth look at FBNK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock[13].

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC[14]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Simmons First National provides banking services to individual and corporate customers. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SFNC stock[15].

Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC[16]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Chemical Financial offers a range of commercial banking services including deposits, business and personal checking accounts, and savings and individual retirement accounts. For a full analysis of CHFC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[17].

The rating of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC[18]) declines this week from C to a D. East West Bancorp is a registered bank holding company that offers a range of banking services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses through its subsidiary bank, East West Bank and its subsidiaries. To get an in-depth look at EWBC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EWBC stock[19].

First Niagara Financial Group (NASDAQ:FNFG[20]) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. First Niagara Financial Group is a bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNFG stock[21].

BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF[22]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. BOK Financial provides a range of financial services to commercial and industrial customers, other financial institutions, and consumers in the United States. To get an in-depth look at BOKF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOKF stock[23].

The rating of First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE[24]) slips from a D to an F. First Busey is a multi-bank holding company. For a full analysis of BUSE stock, visit Portfolio Grader[25].

Columbia Banking System (NASDAQ:COLB[26]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Columbia Banking System provides a range of banking services to small- and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and consumers. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COLB stock[27].

Slipping from C to a D rating, Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC[28]) takes a hit this week. Enterprise Financial Services is a financial holding company that provides banking and other services. To get an in-depth look at EFSC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EFSC stock[29].

First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC[30]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. First Financial is a financial holding company. For a full analysis of FFBC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[31].

The rating of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL[32]) slips from C to a D. Sterling Bancorp is a bank holding company and a financial holding company that provides a range of financial products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STL stock[33].

Slipping from C to a D rating, Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF[34]) takes a hit this week. Seacoast Banking is a bank holding company. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. For a full analysis of SBCF stock, visit Portfolio Grader[35].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[36].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ATLO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATLO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATLO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATLO
  4. CFR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CFR
  5. For a full analysis of CFR stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CFR
  6. PRK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRK
  7. To get an in-depth look at PRK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRK
  8. THFF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=THFF
  9. For a full analysis of THFF stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=THFF
  10. FCNCA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCNCA
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCNCA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCNCA
  12. FBNK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FBNK
  13. To get an in-depth look at FBNK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FBNK
  14. SFNC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SFNC
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SFNC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SFNC
  16. CHFC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHFC
  17. For a full analysis of CHFC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHFC
  18. EWBC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EWBC
  19. To get an in-depth look at EWBC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EWBC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EWBC
  20. FNFG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FNFG
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNFG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FNFG
  22. BOKF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BOKF
  23. To get an in-depth look at BOKF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOKF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BOKF
  24. BUSE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUSE
  25. For a full analysis of BUSE stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUSE
  26. COLB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=COLB
  27. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COLB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=COLB
  28. EFSC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EFSC
  29. To get an in-depth look at EFSC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EFSC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EFSC
  30. FFBC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FFBC
  31. For a full analysis of FFBC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FFBC
  32. STL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STL
  33. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STL
  34. SBCF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBCF
  35. For a full analysis of SBCF stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBCF
  36. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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