10 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

BHB, PSTB, EGBN, CSE, UBSH, UVSP, HFWA, MFG, BXS, STEL improve in weekly rankings

   
10 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 10 Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating 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.

This week, Park Sterling’s (NASDAQ:PSTB) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Park Sterling Bank accepts deposits and offers commercial banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSTB stock.

This week, Eagle Bancorp (NASDAQ:EGBN) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Eagle Bancorp conducts commercial and consumer banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGBN stock.

The rating of CapitalSource (NYSE:CSE) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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.

Union First Market Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH) boosts its rating from a C to a B 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.

Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UVSP stock.

Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C 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.

Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Mizuho Financial provides domestic and international financial services in Japan and other countries. The stock price has risen 13.3% over the past month, better than the 0.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFG stock.

This is a strong week for BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. BancorpSouth conducts commercial banking and financial services operations. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 9.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BXS stock.

StellarOne (NASDAQ:STEL) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. StellarOne engages in retail, small business, commercial and mortgage banking, consumer lending and wealth management services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STEL 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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