3 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

UBSH, BLMT, BNCN improve in weekly rankings


The grades of three 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.

This week, Union First Market Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Union First Market is the holding company for Union First Market Bank. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, UBSH also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBSH stock.

This week, BSB Bancorp Inc’s (NASDAQ:BLMT) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. BSB Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. The company, through its subsidiary, Belmont Savings Bank, provides banking products and services. The bank’s business consists primarily of accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated fr… For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLMT stock.

This week, BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) pushes up from a C to a B rating. BNC Bancorp offers products and services to individuals and small- to medium-sized local businesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCN 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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