11 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

BCH, ISBC, WSBC, HTBK, BANR, WAL, BKU, PCBK, FCBC, BMTC, NKSH improve in weekly rankings

   
11 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 11 Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Equity, BCH also gets A’s. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock.

Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Investors Bancorp is the holding company for Investors Savings Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ISBC stock.

WesBanco (NASDAQ:WSBC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. WesBanco offers a range of financial services including retail banking, corporate banking, personal and corporate trust services, brokerage services, mortgage banking and insurance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WSBC stock.

Heritage Commerce (NASDAQ:HTBK) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Heritage Commerce is a holding company for Heritage Bank of Commerce. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HTBK stock.

Banner Corp. (NASDAQ:BANR) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this 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. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BANR stock.

This is a strong week for Western Alliance Bancorp. (NYSE:WAL). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Western Alliance provides a range of banking and related services to businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors, local nonprofit organizations, high net worth individuals, and consumers. Shares of WAL have increased 15.2% over the past month, better than the 3.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAL stock.

BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. BankUnited provides comprehensive wealth management products and financial planning services. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKU stock.

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Pacific Continental Bank is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking, financing, and mortgage lending in parts of Washington state and Oregon. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 11.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock.

This week, Bryn Mawr Bank’s (NASDAQ:BMTC) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Bryn Mawr Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BMTC stock.

This week, National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) pushes up from a C to a B rating. National Bankshares is a holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 5.6% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKSH 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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